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251 Ratings

Elmer Gantry

Directed by Richard Brooks
United States, 1960


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.

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Elmer Gantry Directed by Richard Brooks

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1961 | 3 wins including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1961 | 2 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1960 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actress

BAFTA Awards

1961 | 3 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

Directors Guild of America

1961 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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