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Elmer Gantry

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Elmer Gantry
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One man's fervent pursuit of wealth and power leads him to religion for profit in the evangelist tents of the 1920's Midwestern Corn Belt.
Title: Elmer Gantry
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., c2001
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (147 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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Notes: Special features: original theatrical trailer
Originally released as a motion picture in 1960
Summary: One man's fervent pursuit of wealth and power leads him to religion for profit in the evangelist tents of the 1920's Midwestern Corn Belt.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards for Best Actor (Lancaster), Best Supporting Actress (Jones) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Brooks), 1961
ISBN: 9780792849155
0792849159
Branch Call Number: DVD
Statement of Responsibility: United Artists Pictures Inc. ; produced by Bernard Smith ; screenplay written and directed by Richard Brooks
Credits: Cinematographer, John Alton ; editor, Marjorie Fowler ; music, Andre Previn.
Performers: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Dean Jagger, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones, Patti Page.
System Details: DVD, Widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.66:1); Dolby Digital mono
Other Language: English, French or Spanish language with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Video recordings for the hearing impaired Feature films Oeste Medio Teatro. bidex Obra evangélica Estados Unidos Teatro. bidex Evangelizadores Estados Unidos Teatro. bidex Avarice Drama Middle West Drama Evangelistic work United States Drama Evangelists United States Drama
Topical Term: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Oeste Medio
Obra evangélica
Evangelizadores
Avarice
Evangelistic work
Evangelists
Publisher No: 1001582
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Dec 07, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Richard Brooks's 1960 adaptation of Sinclair Lewis's novel about a hypocritical, smarmy evangelist. Burt Lancaster plays the lead and won an Oscar for it. Yes, he's over the top, but it works for the role and it's enjoyable to see him in a less than heroic role (although he's better in "Sweet Smell of Success"). Jean Simmons plays the sweet lady evangelist that he falls for, Arthur Kennedy is a skeptical reporter and Shirley Jones is a prostitute who frames Gantry. She's only in a few scenes, but also won an Oscar, as did Brooks for his screenplay. It's a little long, but it takes on religious extravagance in a bold and energetic fashion. Brooks and Lancaster also did the western "The Professionals" together." Note: contrary to the previous comment, no ham is sliced in this film.

Nov 27, 2013
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

2 1/2 hrs of burt lancaster slicing up a ham

Jun 26, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I wasn't aware of the subject matter prior to borrowing the dvd. Gospel singing and religious revivals really aren't my cup of tea. Burt Lancaster and his (expletive) eating grin excels as the b.s. slinging snake-oil salesman turned bible-thumper. Shirley Jones gives an uncharacteristic and memorable performance.

Oct 29, 2011
  • downsman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Great performances all round, but particularly by Burt Lancaster whose portrayal of Gantry himself is transcendent.

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Jun 26, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

im Lefferts: "You look like a man who could use a drink." Elmer Gantry: "You know somethin', Jim? There oughta be a law against drinkin'." Jim Lefferts: "There is. Prohibition." Elmer Gantry: "That's against sellin', not drinkin'!" Jim Lefferts: "Amen."

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