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Elmer Gantry (1960) Poster

(1960)

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Elmer Gantry: [repeated] Love is the morning and the evening star.

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Elmer Gantry: Sin, sin, sin! You're all sinners! You're all doomed to perdition!

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Lady in red on Christmas Eve: That's the trouble with this stinking world. Nobody loves nobody.

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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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Sister Sharon Falconer: But tonight is a thousand years away.

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George Babbitt: Besides, I'm for a free press, for free enterprise... and for whatever the hell the other freedoms are!

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Elmer Gantry: I have here in my pocket - and thank heaven you can't see them - lewd, dirty, obscene, and I'm ashamed to say this: French postcards. They were sold to me in front of your own innocent high school by a man with a black beard... a foreigner.

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Clean-up man: Mister, I've been converted five times. Billy Sunday, Reverend Biederwolf, Gypsy Smith, and twice by Sister Falconer. I get terrible drunk, and then I get good and saved. Both of them done me a powerful lot of good - gettin' drunk and gettin' saved. Well, good night.

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Elmer Gantry: I was accosted by three painted women. Your streets are made unsafe by shameless, diseased hussies, rapacious pick-pockets, and insidious opium-smokers.

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Jim Lefferts: You look like a man who could use a drink.

Elmer Gantry: You know somethin', Jim? There oughta be a law against drinkin'.

Jim Lefferts: There is. Prohibition.

Elmer Gantry: That's against sellin', not drinkin'.

Jim Lefferts: Amen.

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