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Elmer Gantry


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Burt Lancaster
Jean Simmons
Burt Lancaster won an Oscar for his powerful performance as the "con-man" who swaps his job as a travelling salesman for hell-fire preaching, a new position which gives him power and has the added advantage of bringing him closer to the beautiful Sister Sharon.
Director Richard Brooks
● FILMS: pages 59-68


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Director: Richard Brooks
Elmer Gantry: Burt Lancaster
Sister Sharon Falconer: Jean Simmons
Jim Lefferts: Arthur Kennedy
Lulu Bains: Shirley Jones
William L Morgan: Dean Jagger
Sister Rachel: Patti Page
George Babbitt: Edward Andrews
RevPengilly: John McIntyre
Pete: Joe Maross
Rev Brown: Everett Glass

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