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Elmer Gantry (1960) Movie Information

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Elmer Gantry (1960)
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Overall Rank:

2045

Avg. Rating:

2.96/4

# of Ratings:

23

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/07/1960

Director:

Richard Brooks

Actors:

Burt Lancaster
Jean Simmons
Arthur Kennedy
Dean Jagger
Shirley Jones
Patti Page

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A salesman joins a televangelist on her barnstorming tour in the '20s. Burt Lancaster and Shirley Jones won Oscars. -- MaceeRae

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Indyfreak 05/02/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

Overly long period drama about a slick talking salesman and an alluring evangelical that team up to launch their own religious movement out in the Midwest. Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons are good. Can't say that Shirley Jones is all that interesting in her oscar winning supporting role.

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Ichabod Crane 04/03/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

A film that takes a few viewing of the films to find the rather interesting story of the film. It does indeed have some obvious scenes, but it still is an interesting study of the time and place that the story takes place in. It gets better as it goes on telling a rather interesting character study of Elmer Gantry, well portrayed by Burt Lancaster who treads the line between earnestness and sarcasm quite well.

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