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The classic multi-Oscar-winning adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis novel written to expose and denounce the flamboyant, small-town evangelists spreading through America at the time. In the film, Lancaster is the amoral Southern preacher who exacts wealth and power from his congregation, and takes a nun as a mistress. Jones stars as his ex-girlfriend who resorts to a life of prostitution.

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Available on Running time 146 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Nuns & Priests, Sex & Sexuality, Ethics & Morals, Price of Fame, Oldest Profession, Scams, Stings & Cons, Books to Film: Sinclair Lewis, Clergymen
Screenplay
Richard Brooks
Cast
Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones, Jean Simmons, Dean Jagger, Arthur Kennedy, Patti Page, Edward Andrews, John McIntire, Hugh Marlowe, Rex Ingram
Cinematography
John Alton
Director
Richard Brooks
Music
Andre Previn
Producer
United Artists

Awards

Oscars 1960: Actor (Lancaster), Adapt. Screenplay, Support. Actress (Jones); Golden Globes 1961: Actor--Drama (Lancaster); Natl. Bd. of Review 1960: Support. Actress (Jones); N.Y. Film Critics 1960: Actor (Lancaster).

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