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Elmer Gantry (1960)

Elmer Gantry
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Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster
Elmer Gantry
Jean Simmons Jean Simmons
Sister Sharon Falconer
Arthur Kennedy Arthur Kennedy
Jim Lefferts
Dean Jagger Dean Jagger
William L. Morgan
Shirley Jones Shirley Jones
Lulu Bains
Patti Page Patti Page
Sister Rachel
Edward Andrews Edward Andrews
George F. Babbitt
John McIntire John McIntire
Rev. John Pengilly


Written by
Richard Brooks Richard Brooks
(screenplay)
Sinclair Lewis Sinclair Lewis
(from the novel by)


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EL FUEGO Y LA PALABRA (1960)

6 years, 6 months ago at Nov 21 11:34
Se dice que el escritor de la novela en que se basa el guión de la película era agnóstico. Aún cuando se percibe su habilidad para eludir cualquier forma de posicionamiento al respecto, da la impresión de que quiere demasiado a sus personajes como para desenmascararlos por completo. Parece apoyar la idea de una verdadera, "sentida" fe religiosa -el eje de la película- en unos seres que dedic... read more

Elmer Gantry

6 years, 5 months ago at Nov 28 4:02
It’s almost impossible to envision a more perfect ending to Elmer Gantry than the vicious hellfire that winds up engulfing saintly Jean Simmons. Not since the riot broke out in Nathaniel West’s The Day of the Locust has an ending's violence and bloodshed been a more perfect summation of the discontent and sins that have been showcased before it. While nothing ever seems to turn to synthetic ch... read more
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Description: Elmer Gantry is a fast talking, hard drinking traveling salesman who always has a risqué story and a hip flask to entertain cronies and customers alike. He is immediately taken with Sister Sharon Falconer, a lay preacher whose hellfire and damnation revivalism has attracted quite a following. Gantry uses his own quick wit and knowledge of the bible to become an indispensable part of Sister Sharon's roadshow but soon finds that his past catches up with him in the form of Lulu Bains, now a prostitute. While Gantry seeks and eventually gets forgiveness from Sharon, tragedy strikes when she finally manages to get out of her revival ... (more)
Release date: 1 July 1960
UPC: 027616858924
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