Elmer Gantry

Synopsis: Elmer Gantry is a fast-talking, hard-drinking traveling salesman who always has a risqué story and a hip flask to entertain cronies and customers alike. He is immediately taken with Sister Sharon Falconer, a lay preacher whose hellfire-and-damnation revivalism has attracted quite a following. Gantry uses his own quick wit and Bible knowledge to become an indispensable part of Sister Sharon's roadshow, but his past soon catches up with him in the form of Lulu Bains, now a prostitute. While Gantry seeks and eventually gets forgiveness from Sharon, tragedy strikes when she finally manages to get out of her revivalist tent and opens a permanent church.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Richard Brooks
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
96%
APPROVED
Year:
1960
146 min
232 Views


Hello? Hello?

(woman) Ready with your call, Mr. Gantry

Hello? Oh, hello, Mom. Merry Christmas.

Me, Elm!

Just a sec, Mom.

I just got back from church myself.

I prayed for you too.

How'd you like my present?

You sure? Gee, that's funny.

Well, maybe it got held up

in the holiday rush.

I just called up to wish you merry

Christmas, that's all, to tell you I love you.

Don't start crying.

Ma...

I know I promised, but I couldn't get away.

I've been busy. Yeah, business.

Guaranteed and delivered. I'll be home

next Easter. My absolute promise.

Ma, don't cry.

Ma, I gotta go. I really gotta go, Ma.

I gotta catch a train.

Sure. Sure. I'll talk to you. Take care.

Bye.

(train whistle)

(train whistle)

(choir singing "I'm On My Way")

# I'm on my way

# Off to Canaan land

# I'm on my way

# Off to Canaan land

# I'm on my way

# Glory, hallelujah

# I'm on my way

# Well, I'm on my way

# Off to Canaan land

# I'm on my way

# Off to Canaan land

# I'm on my way

# Off to Canaan land

# I'm on my way

# Glory, hallelujah

# I'm on my way

# Had a mighty hard time

# But I'm on my way

# Had a mighty hard time

# But I'm on my way

# It's a mighty hard climb

# But I'm on my way

# On my way

# Glory, hallelujah

# I'm on my way

# All along the way

# Satan lies a-waitin'

# Every night and day

# Satan lies a-waitin'

# Hear me shout and say

# Get behind me, Satan

# I'm on my way

# Glory, hallelujah

# I'm on my way

# Fight the devil and pray

# Take another step higher

# Fight the devil and pray

# Lord, I want to climb higher

# Chase the devil away

# Lord, I'm caught in his fire

# I'm on my way

# Glory, hallelujah

# I'm on my way

# Lord, I'm on my way

# Lord, I'm on my way

# Lord, Lord

# Lord, I'm on my way

# I'm on my way

- You'd better get at this while it's still hot.

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Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and film producer. Nominated for eight Oscars in his career, he was best known for Blackboard Jungle (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) Elmer Gantry (1960; for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), In Cold Blood (1967) and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). more…

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