Elmer Gantry

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Elmer Gantry

based on novel or book con man kansas, usa traveling salesman evangelist revivalism

Elmer Gantry

Release Date: July 07, 1960

Year    :   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 …»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   United Artists
Director    :   Richard Brooks
Producers    :   Bernard Smith, Gilbert Kurland
Writers    :   Richard Brooks, Sinclair Lewis
RunTime    :   146 mins.
Budget    :   3000000
Revenue    :   10400000

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.

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