'Elmer Gantry' (1960)
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Burt Lancaster: A Centennial Celebration
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Online: $10. General: $9. non-UCLA students*, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required): $8. UCLA students (ID required): free.
Directed by Richard Brooks. Burt Lancaster won his only Academy Award (out of four nominations) for his devilishly seductive performance as a down-and-out scoundrel-turned-fiery-preacher in Richard Brooks' adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel. Jean Simmons plays the revival leader who falls for his line and Shirley Jones makes her film debut as the prostitute who undoes him. Lancaster's spellbinding energy extends Brooks' assault on religious hypocrisy to critique the very charisma that made him a star. United Artists Corp.
Producer: Bernard Smith. Based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis. Screenwriter: R. Brooks. Cinematographer: John Alton. Editor: Marjorie Fowler. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger, Shirley Jones.
35mm, color, 146 min.