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Elmer Gantry (7-Jul-1960)

Director: Richard Brooks

Writer: Richard Brooks

From novel: Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Music by: André Previn

Producer: Bernard Smith

Keywords: Drama, Prohibition

Elmer Gantry, glib traveling salesman with a checkered past, opportunistically teams up with Sister Sharon Falconer, preaching fire and brimstone in their religious revival visiting town to town. His charisma and her sincere faith seem a perfect match, reflected in the popularity of their show. Will Gantry's past catch up with him? Won Oscars for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adaptation; received additional nominations for Best Picture and Best Dramatic Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Andrews
Actor
9-Oct-1914 8-Mar-1985 Sixteen Candles
Dean Jagger
Actor
7-Nov-1903 5-Feb-1991 Twelve O'Clock High
Shirley Jones
Actor
31-Mar-1934   Mom of The Partridge Family
Arthur Kennedy
Actor
17-Feb-1914 5-Jan-1990 The Man from Laramie
Burt Lancaster
Actor
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
Hugh Marlowe
Actor
30-Jan-1911 2-May-1982 Jim Matthews on Another World
Joe Maross
Actor
7-Feb-1923 7-Nov-2009 Run Silent, Run Deep
John McIntire
Actor
27-Jun-1907 30-Jan-1991 Christopher Hale on Wagon Train
Philip Ober
Actor
23-Mar-1902 13-Sep-1982 From Here to Eternity
Patti Page
Singer
8-Nov-1927 1-Jan-2013 The Tennessee Waltz
Jean Simmons
Actor
31-Jan-1929 22-Jan-2010 Guys and Dolls

CAST

Burt Lancaster   ...   Elmer Gantry
Jean Simmons   ...   Sister Sharon Falconer
Co-Starring
Arthur Kennedy   ...   Jim Lefferts
Dean Jagger   ...   William L. Morgan
Shirley Jones   ...   Lulu Bains
Patti Page   ...   Sister Rachel
Also Starring
Edward Andrews   ...   George Babbitt
John McIntire   ...   Rev. Pengilly
Featuring
Hugh Marlowe   ...   Rev. Garrison
Joe Maross   ...   Pete
Philip Ober   ...   Rev. Planck
Barry Kelley   ...   Capt. Holt
Wendell Holmes   ...   Rev. Ulrich
Dayton Lummis   ...   Mr. Eddington

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