When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster) meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons), a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of Gantry's ex-lovers (Shirley Jones) decides that she has a score to settle with the charismatic performer.
Director: Richard Brooks
Writer: Richard Brooks and Sinclair Lewis
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Dean Jagger, Shirley Jones, Arthur Kennedy, Patti Page, Edward Andrews, John McIntire, Joe Maross, Everett Glass, Michael Whalen, Hugh Marlowe, Philip Ober, Wendell Holmes, Barry Kelley, Rex Ingram, Jean Willes and Sally Fraser