Gary's Movie Midi and Poster Assemblage
Elmer Gantry
midi.gif "Shall We Gather at the River" ~ traditional
1961 Gantry Productions / United Artists

From Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide.

Lancaster gives a vibrant Oscar-winning performance as the salesman with the gift of gab who joins evangelist Simmons's barnstorming troupe in the 1920s Midwest. Jones won Academy Award as his jilted girlfriend turned prostitute; Brooks also won an Oscar for his sprawling screenplay from Sinclair Lewis's trenchant novel.

Lulu Bains:
Oh, he gave me special instructions back of the pulpit Christmas Eve. He got to howlin' "Repent! Repent!" and I got to moanin' "Save me! Save me!" and the first thing I know he rammed the fear of God into me so fast I never heard my old man's footsteps!


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