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Elmer Gantry
Directed by:
Richard Brooks

Released on July 07 of 1960 in the USA, "Elmer Gantry" (also known as "Elmer Gantry - Gott ist im Geschäft", "Figlio di giuda, Il") is a Drama film directed by Richard Brooks . Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons are starring, alongside Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger, Shirley Jones and Patti Page.

Based on the bold novel by Nobel Prize Winner SINCLAIR LEWIS

Who is the director of "Elmer Gantry":

Elmer Gantry was directed by Richard Brooks, an American writer, director, producer, stunt, and actor.

Before directing Elmer Gantry, Richard Brooks had directed Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, released in 1958, The Brothers Karamazov (1958), Something of Value (1957), The Catered Affair (1956), Blackboard Jungle (1955), and The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954). Since, he directed Sweet Bird of Youth, released in 1962, Lord Jim (1965), The Professionals (1966), In Cold Blood (1967), The Happy Ending (1969), and Bite the Bullet (1975).

What was the release date of "Elmer Gantry":

Elmer Gantry was first released in the United States on Thursday, July 07, 1960.. This was fifty-nine (59) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, February 17, 1961 in Germany.

What is the casting of "Elmer Gantry":

At the casting of Elmer Gantry we find Burt Lancaster, previously seen in The Unforgiven (1960) and The Devil's Disciple (1959); Jean Simmons (This Earth Is Mine (1959), Home Before Dark (1958)); Arthur Kennedy (A Summer Place (1959), Home Is the Hero (1959)) [ more... ]

  • Burt Lancaster and Philip Ober also worked together in Come Back, Little Sheba, released in 1952.
  • Arthur Kennedy and Barry Kelley also appeared in Trial, released in 1955.
  • Hugh Marlowe and Burt Lancaster have both also be seen in Seven Days in May, released in 1964.

What is the Storyline of "Elmer Gantry":

Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster) is a hard-drinking, fast-talking traveling salesman with a charismatic personality. He is drawn to the road show of Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons) and is immediately attracted to the saintly revivalist.

Gantry soon cons his way into Sister Sharon's good graces and joins the troupe as a fiery preacher. Gantry and Falconer develop what her manager calls a "good cop/bad cop" routine, with Elmer telling the audience members that they will burn in Hell for their sins [...]

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