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Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry(1960)

Remind Me

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  • When this film first ran on network TV, the entire subplot featuring Shirley Jones in her Academy Award-winning performance as a prostitute was chopped out of the movie because it clashed so violently with her role as the wholesome mom on "Partridge Family, The" (1970).
  • After this film was released, Burt Lancaster got a letter from a boyhood friend he had not heard from in years. The friend wrote him that Lancaster's part in this film was the closest to the way Lancaster acted in real life when they were kids.


  • Holz (2009-08-04)

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    One of the writers Gantry condemns in a sermon is Sinclair Lewis, the author of the book on which the film is based.

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