Bring museum quality art into your home or office decor with a canvas print that will never warp or sag. Shirley jones oscar winning performance in elmer gantry. When hedonistic but charming con man elmer gantry burt lancaster meets the beautiful sister sharon falconer jean simmons, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a. Jean simmons in elmer gantry 1960 burt lancaster in elmer gantry 1960 jean simmons in. Oct 08, 2012 shirley jones oscar winning performance in elmer gantry. Elmer gantry 1960 full movie download full hd youtube. Set in 1927, when elmer is on railway tracks after jumping from a moving train, a 1950s ford can be seen in the distance. But he found the sentiments in the tract useful in his sermon, and the thirty dimes he spent for lovely photographs of burlesque ladies. Gantry burt lancaster drops into the revival tent for his first experience of the phenomenal sister sharon falconer jean simmons in elmer gantry, 1960, from the sinclair. If there was a soul to be saved gantry would save it.
Elmer gantry 1960 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Elmer gantry dvd, 2001, vintage classics for sale online ebay. Best netflix series ranked 200 fresh free movies online. Find movie and film cast and crew information for elmer gantry 1960 richard brooks on allmovie.
Elmer gantry is a satirical novel written by sinclair lewis in 1926 that presents aspects of the religious activity of america in fundamentalist and evangelistic circles and the attitudes of the 1920s public toward it. Find out where elmer gantry is streaming, if elmer gantry is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. Click download or read online button to get elmer gantry book now. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of gantry s exlovers shirley. When hedonistic but charming con man elmer gantry burt lancaster meets the beautiful sister sharon falconer jean simmons, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher.
Lancaster portrayed the title character, a charlatan evangelist who joins a ministry headed by. The movie provided burt lancaster, shirley jones, and richard brooks all with oscars and it has become a classic. Jim had a resolute tenor, and as to elmer gantry, even more than his bulk, his thick black hair, his venturesome black eyes, you remembered that arousing barytone. Elmer gantry is a fasttalking, harddrinking traveling salesman who always has a risque story and a hip flask to entertain cronies and customers alike. When a salvation army worker enters, gantry shocks and moves the crowd with an impromptu, impassioned sermon equating god with love. Elmer gantry in filming sinclair lewis contentious 1927 study of a scandalous evangelist, elmer gantry, richard brooks has framed a big story and bold religioso subject for the oldfashioned. After collecting money from the patrons, gantry takes a drunken barfly back to his hotel room.
Watch elmer gantry 1960 full movie free online streaming tubi. The film also scored oscar nominations for best picture and for andre previns score. Elmer gantry is a novel that presents aspects of the religious activity of america in fundamentalist and evangelistic circles and the attitudes of the 1920s public toward it. Elmer gantry download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. Elmer gantry, is initially attracted by booze and easy money though he eventually renounces tobacco and alcohol and chasing women. A best actor oscar went to burt lancaster for his outstanding performance as a conmanturnedpreacher in this provocative indictment of religious corruption. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of gantrys exlovers shirley. Thanks to gantrys enthusiastic hellfireandbrimstone sermons, sister. Discovering a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the richard brooksdirected movie. The original trailer in high definition of elmer gantry directed by richard brooks and starring burt lancaster, jean simmons, arthur kennedy. Want to watch elmer gantry in the comfort of your own home. Elmer gantry burt lancaster, a drunken, dishonest street preacher allegedly patterned. Discussion of themes and motifs in sinclair lewis elmer gantry. In the 1920s, elmer gantry entertains a group of fellow salesmen in a speakeasy with his ribald jokes and easy charm.
Add a frame to any canvas print for an eyecatching accent. Elmer gantry, american film drama, released in 1960, that was an adaptation of sinclair lewiss novel of the same name and featured academy awardwinning performances by burt lancaster and shirley jones. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing elmer gantry near you. Elmer gantry dvd, 2001, vintage classics for sale online.
Elmer gantry is a 1960 american drama film about a con man and a female evangelist selling. Rent elmer gantry 1960 starring burt lancaster and jean simmons on dvd and bluray. Its interesting that the film takes us on this journey with a man who is deeply flawed. Adapted by director richard brooks, the film is based on the 1927 novel of the same name by sinclair lewis and stars burt lancaster, jean simmons, arthur kennedy, shirley jones and patti page. Elmer and jim lefferts retired to a table to nourish the long, rich, chocolate strains suitable to drunken melody. You think, uh, religion is for suckers and easy marks and mollycoddlers, eh. Elmer gantry 1997 stream and watch online moviefone. Elmer gantry was a labor of love for brooks, who had dreamed of filming lewiss novel for more than a decade and spent two years writing the script, which won the oscar for best adapted screenplay. Movie details if there was a dollar to be made gantry would make it.
This page contains quotes from the movie elmer gantry. Elmer gantry opens with a short shot of chapter 1 of the novel, im not sure if this implies a loyal reproduction, but since one of the criticisms i heard of this film is that it vulgarizes the. I returned the dvd for a replacement which had similar problems, but at different points in the movie. Katharine hepburn garnered an oscar nomination as the believably plain yet magnetically beautiful tomboy rancher, with burt lancaster brilliantly cast in the role of the smoothtalking con man who sells his rainmaking powers to unsuspecting, droughtridden western towns. Elmer gantry, is initially attracted by booze and easy money though he eventually. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Elmer gantry 1960 is an entertaining melodrama with memorable performances, from writerdirector richard brooks. The title character starts out as a greedy, shallow, philandering baptist minister, turns to evangelism, and eventually becomes the leader of a large methodist congregation. Rent elmer gantry 1960 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. Elmer gantry, a flawed preacher for the ages elmer gantry, the traveling evangelist who loved whiskey, women and wealth, was conceived by sinclair lewis. Join fandango vip for free it only takes a few seconds to join already a fandango vip. I know, i know, i still need to get the cast names in there and ill be eternally tweaking it, so if you have any corrections, feel free to drop me a line.
Released august 21st, 1997, elmer gantry stars burt lancaster, jean simmons, dean jagger, shirley jones the movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 25 min, and received a score of out of 100 on. He is immediately taken with sister sharon falconer, a lay preacher. Elmer gantry is a 1960 american drama film about a con man and a female evangelist selling religion to smalltown america. Gantry burt lancaster drops into the revival tent for his first experience of the phenomenal sister sharon falconer jean simmons in elmer gantry, 1960, from the sinclair lewis novel. Feb 22, 2008 elmer gantry, a flawed preacher for the ages elmer gantry, the traveling evangelist who loved whiskey, women and wealth, was conceived by sinclair lewis in a bestselling 1927 novel and continues. It is the controversial telling of sinclair lewis 1927 muckraker novel regarding the charismatically engaging, but scandalous midwestern salesman turned preacher in the 1920s. A charming conman pretends to be a preacher and romances a roadside revivalist. The outlines of the elmer gantry story are familiar from the novel and from its wellknown movie after listening to a new recording of an opera, elmer gantry by robert aldridge with a libretto by herschel garfein, i wanted to read the famous 1927 novel by sinclair lewis on which the opera was based. Elmer gantry is a deep exploration of touring tent revivals that were a big thing years ago. Find movie and film cast and crew information for elmer gantry 1960 richard brooks on allmovie allmovie.796 1376 78 236 190 1112 479 589 975 554 290 148 450 216 1082 977 594 1374 842 577 1279 795 639 171 600 174 1431 826 414 497 1321 45 945 1280 455 1440 672 201 1200