Elmer Gantry Poster

Release Date: August 21st, 1997

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster) meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons), 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 (Shirley Jones) decides that she has a score to settle with the charismatic performer.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Dean Jagger, Shirley Jones, Arthur Kennedy, Patti Page, Edward Andrews, John McIntire

Director: Richard Brooks

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists

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