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Genres: Drama
Actors: Burt Lancaster , Jean Simmons , Arthur Kennedy , Dean Jagger , Shirley Jones , Patti Page , Edward Andrews , John McIntire , Hugh Marlowe , Joe Maross , Philip Ober , Barry Kelley , Wendell Holmes , Dayton Lummis
Director: Richard Brooks
Country: United States
Year: 1960
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10 (5379 votes)

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 revivalist tent and opens a permanent church.

Film Review

Sinclair Lewis' Elmer Gantry is brought to life, and boy is he ever! Burt Lancaster IS Elmer Gantry, who is a country store seller of goods, of whatever you need, whatever your heart desires. But in his travels, he meets Miss Falconer, who's an evangelist (Jean Simmons) and discovers he has a talent for talking to the masses. Eventually, he's working with them and preaching and together they travel and try to convert the lost people to Christianity, even though fellow traveler Dean Jagger doesn't like his methods in getting vulgar and base in talking to the people, using cheap phrases, instead of "five dollar words." You'll just have to see this to understand just how deep Burt goes in order to be Elmer. In fact there are two things I took away from this, one was when he walked into a black church and started into singing their songs. He sang with such conviction and feeling for the words that you can't help getting caught up in the moment.As mu…

In "Elmer Gantry," Burt Lancaster gives one of the all-time great screen performances. Lancaster's performance is so rich, so real, that the viewer knows this man, knows what Gantry smells like (sweat and eau de cologne) and what he eats (big slabs of beef). I can't say I've ever seen anything quite like it. Gantry's entire repertoire is performed with encyclopedic thoroughness and accuracy. We see Gantry the narcissistic conman, Gantry the philanthropist, Gantry the flamboyant showman.Just when we think we've seen it all, just when we think we can write Gantry off as a cross between a clown, a self-deceiver, and a blowhard, the movie reveals another nuance in Gantry's soul – something we'd never seen before, and yet realize is totally believable, and, in fact, essential to understanding the man. Our views of the man change. We can't help but love him.One such scene: almost 75 % of the way through the movie, in fact, after a shorter and s…

Honestly, I don't know where to begin because there were a lot of things that I loved about watching this film Elmer Gantry (1960). There were so many great elements happening all at once especially the acting. Burt Lancaster did a splendid job and was a perfect choice for the leading role of Elmer Gantry because he featured lots of honest to goodness acting. His energy, enthusiasm, and charismatic appearance made Gantry such a cool character. His acting was most definitely my favorite aspect of the movie because his performance truly brought the movie to life. My rule for telling whether I watched a good movie or not is by seeing how often I notice the outlining of the screen that the movie is displayed on and I barely noticed it when watching Elmer Gantry because I was so into it. The director of the film, Richard Brooks, did a fine job with choosing the camera angles and transitioning. Take it from someone who loves everything about film and is trying to become a prominent fil…

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