Wednesday, June 29, 1960: 'Elmer Gantry'

"Elmer Gantry," starring Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons, has its world premiere in Los Angeles. A story of sin, salvation and the business of old-time religion, the movie was adapted from the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis. Lancaster would win an Academy Award the next year, as would Shirley Jones for her portrayal of a prostitute.

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