Starring: Edward Andrews, Sally Fraser, Everett Glass, Wendell Holmes, Dean Jagger, Shirley Jones, Barry Kelley, Dayton Lummis, Hugh Marlowe, Joe Maross, John McIntire, Philip Ober, Patti Page, Milton Parsons, John Qualen, Max Showalter, Jean Simmons, Michael Whalen, Jean Willes, Arthur Kennedy, Burt Lancaster, Rex Ingram
Director: Richard Brooks
DVD, 146 minutes, MGM
Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster), a drunken, dishonest street preacher allegedly patterned on Billy Sunday, wrangles a job with the travelling tent ministry conducted by Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons). Thanks to Gantry's enthusiastic hellfire-and-brimstone sermons, Sister Sharon's operation rises to fame and fortune, enough so that Sharon realizes her dream of building her own enormous tabernacle. These ambitions are put in jeopardy when a prostitute (Oscar-winning Shirley Jones), a former minister's daughter who'd been deflowered by Gantry years earlier, lures Gantry into a compromising situation and has photographs taken. It took several years for any Hollywood studio to take a chance with Sinclair Lewis' novel, and when it finally did arrive on the screen, producer/director Richard Brooks was compelled to downplay some of the more "sacrilegious" passages in the original. Also appearing in Elmer Gantry are Arthur Kennedy as an H.L. Mencken-style atheistic journalist, and Edward Andrews as George Babbitt, a character borrowed from another Sinclair Lewis novel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi.
Original theatrical trailer, English: mono, French: mono, Spanish: mono, French and Spanish subtitles.
Original theatrical trailer English: mono French: mono Spanish: mono French and Spanish subtitles.
|DVD Release Date:||12/18/2001|
|Run Time (in minutes):||147 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||PCM Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.3|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.7 x 5.5 x 7.8|
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