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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- Richard Brooks
- 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
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; theatrical trailer.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it