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Elmer Gantry

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Starring (View all)
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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Burt Lancaster ELMER GANTRY TRAILER 1960

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EL FUEGO Y LA PALABRA (1960)

10 years, 7 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

10 years, 7 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: Handsome. Opportunistic. Immoral. Traveling salesman Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster) is all this and more. So when he stumbles into a revival meeting and discovers that he can hustle money in a tent show as easily as in a saloon, Gantry converts to evangelism. Joining forces with Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons), he delivers demon-bashing oratories that bring him fame and fortune. But when an old flame (Shirley Jones) reappears, Gantry is forced to confront demons of a more worldly order. Directed by Richard Brooks and based on the best-selling novel by Sinclair Lewis, ELMER GANTRY won three Academy Awards: best actor (Lancas ... (more)
Release date: 26 August 1960
UPC: 027616858924
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