Elmer Gantry (1960) was a Drama Film directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Bernard Smith.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Sinclair Lewis published in 1927.
Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Burt Lancaster||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Shirley Jones||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Andre Previn||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Bernard Smith, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Richard Brooks||Won|
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Elmer Gantry: Sin, sin, sin! You're all sinners! You're all doomed to perdition!
Sister Sharon Falconer: But tonight is a thousand years away.
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Among the writers Gantry condemns in one of his sermons is Sinclair Lewis, the author of the book the film is based on.
A highly controversial novel in its day, no studio initially wanted to finance the film.
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