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Year: 1972
Director: Howard Smith, Sarah Kernochan

Marjoe Gortner

Poster Notes:
No year on poster but appears to be original vintage - 1972.Oscar-winning documentary about life of fake evangelist Marjoe Gortner is certainly interesting. Part documentary, part expose, this film follows one-time child evangelist Marjoe Gortner on the "church tent" Revivalist circuit, commenting on the showmanship of Evangelism and "the religion business", prior to the start of "televangelism". This Oscar-winning documentary explores the life of evangelist Marjoe Gortner. The son of professional evangelists, Marjoe was already preaching at the age of three and performing marriages one year later. Although he left the pulpit at 14, he soon returned to religion. Through home movies, interviews and footage of Marjoe leading revival meetings, the film shows how this admitted huckster was able to convince and excite audiences with his fiery performances. The subject, 28 at the time of the movie's release, also discusses his plans for the future, noting that he's once again planning to retire from the pulpit. As it turned out, he would go on to become an actor, starring in numerous B-films and in 1974's "Earthquake." Howard Smith's only other documentary, GIZMO, about mankind's love of inventions and innovation has developed a very loyal cult following. His only other theatrical credit is as an actor in George Romero's living dead classic, DAWN OF THE DEAD, as a television commentator.

Condition Notes:
Bright Brilliant Image; No year on poster but appears to be original vintage - 1972.

Poster Form: Folded

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