About the film
based on novel or book con man kansas, usa traveling salesman evangelist revivalism
Release Date: July 07, 1960
|Slogan||:||«If there was a dollar to be made—Gantry would make it … If there was a soul to be saved—Gantry would save it …»|
|Production Companies||:||United Artists|
|Producers||:||Bernard Smith, Gilbert Kurland|
|Writers||:||Richard Brooks, Sinclair Lewis|
When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of Gantry's ex-lovers decides that she has a score to settle with the charismatic performer.