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Elmer Gantry

1960 Rated NR 2hr 27m

Hollywood legend Burt Lancaster nabbed a Best Actor Oscar as glad-handing, soul-redeeming charlatan Elmer Gantry, a huckster who spins his talent for preaching into a métier behind the pulpit. Hopping aboard the barnstorming evangelical crusade of Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons), Gantry moralizes his way to fame and fortune till an erstwhile ladylove (Shirley Jones) threatens to expose his shady history as a skirt-chaser and scam artist.

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Movie Details

1961 BAFTA®
1961 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
1961 Academy Award®
  • Best Actor: Burt Lancaster
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Supporting Actress: Shirley Jones
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.66:1


French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; theatrical trailer.