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Elmer Gantry (1960)

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146 min | Drama

A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.
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Writers
Richard Brooks (screenplay) | Sinclair Lewis (from the novel by)
Composer
Cinematographer
John Alton (photographed by)
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Budget
$3,000,000
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Release date
Jul 1960 (United States)

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54 cast members
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Burt Lancaster
Elmer Gantry Elmer Gantry   See fewer
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Jean Simmons
Sister Sharon Falconer Sister Sharon Falconer   See fewer
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Arthur Kennedy
Jim Lefferts Jim Lefferts   See fewer
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Dean Jagger
William L. Morgan William L. Morgan   See fewer
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Shirley Jones
Lulu Bains Lulu Bains   See fewer
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Patti Page
Sister Rachel Sister Rachel   See fewer
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Edward Andrews
George F. Babbitt (as Ed Andrews) George F. Babbitt (as Ed Andrews)   See fewer
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John McIntire
Rev. John Pengilly Rev. John Pengilly   See fewer
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Hugh Marlowe
Rev. Philip Garrison Rev. Philip Garrison   See fewer
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Philip Ober
Rev. Planck Rev. Planck   See fewer
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Barry Kelley
Police Capt. Holt Police Capt. Holt   See fewer
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Wendell Holmes
Rev. Ulrich Rev. Ulrich   See fewer
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Dayton Lummis
Eddington Eddington   See fewer
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Harry Antrim
Salesman in Saloon (uncredited) Salesman in Saloon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry J. Blake
Mac - Bartender (uncredited) Mac - Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Brocco
Benny - Photographer (uncredited) Benny - Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Budd Buster
Valet (uncredited) Valet (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Cisar
Salesman in Saloon (uncredited) Salesman in Saloon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dumke
Salesman in Saloon (uncredited) Salesman in Saloon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sally Fraser
Prostitute (uncredited) Prostitute (uncredited)   See fewer
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Everett Glass
Rev. Brown (uncredited) Rev. Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Hobo in Boxcar (uncredited) Hobo in Boxcar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Adams Hayes
Salvation Army Worker (uncredited) Salvation Army Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmie Horan
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Horvath
Hobo in Boxcar (uncredited) Hobo in Boxcar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rex Ingram
Preacher of Black Congregation (uncredited) Preacher of Black Congregation (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Kenny
Extra at Revival Meeting (uncredited) Extra at Revival Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Radio Station Official (uncredited) Radio Station Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joanna Lancaster
Child in Audience (uncredited) Child in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sighle Lancaster
Child in Audience (uncredited) Child in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Leavitt
Salesman in Saloon (uncredited) Salesman in Saloon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert P. Lieb
Lincoln Police Captain (uncredited) Lincoln Police Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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BarBara Luna
Prostitute (uncredited) Prostitute (uncredited)   See fewer
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John McKee
Photographer / Reporter (uncredited) Photographer / Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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David McMahon
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Morton
Man Destroying Revival Tent (uncredited) Man Destroying Revival Tent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Nelson
Man on Phone at Sister Sharon Headquarters (uncredited) Man on Phone at Sister Sharon Headquarters (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Train Conductor (uncredited) Train Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gloria Pall
Girl in Brothel (uncredited) Girl in Brothel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Parsons
Revivalist (uncredited) Revivalist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perry
Man at Revival Meeting (uncredited) Man at Revival Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Qualen
Sam - Storekeeper (uncredited) Sam - Storekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dan Riss
Radio Announcer (uncredited) Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Showalter
Deaf Man (uncredited) Deaf Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Stapp
Lady in Red on Christmas Eve (uncredited) Lady in Red on Christmas Eve (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
Choir Member (uncredited) Choir Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Stoney
Revival Tent Roustabout (uncredited) Revival Tent Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Terrell
Blind Man (uncredited) Blind Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Salesman in Saloon (uncredited) Salesman in Saloon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Walker
Salesman in Saloon (uncredited) Salesman in Saloon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Whalen
Rev. Phillips (uncredited) Rev. Phillips (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Wilkerson
Janitor in Revival Tent (uncredited) Janitor in Revival Tent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Willes
Prostitute (uncredited) Prostitute (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 9,333 votes