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The Greatest Gift (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  4 November 1974 (USA)
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Reverend Holvak, a poor rural preacher in the 1940s, fights against stiff- necked church deacons and a violent, bullying sheriff while struggling to support his family.

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Rev. Holvak
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Elizabeth Holvak
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Ramey Holvak
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Hog Yancy
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Amos Goodloe
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Deacon Hurd
Cari Anne Warder ...
Julie Mae Holvak
Furman Walters ...
Willis Graham
Leslie Thorsen ...
Tincey Bell
Ken Renard ...
Abraham Morrison
J. Don Ferguson ...
Jim Friedlin
Burt Douglas ...
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Don Devendorf ...
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Bob Hannah ...
Emmet Posten
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Reverend Holvak, a poor rural preacher in the 1940s, fights against stiff- necked church deacons and a violent, bullying sheriff while struggling to support his family. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Rev. Holvak: Somebody asked me once if a man could not believe in God and still be good. The answer is, yes. Yes, he could. It ain't enough to come because y' have to. It ain't enough to come because y' fear. "For fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
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28 June 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

A first in a pilot movie history " The Greatest Gift" the relationships of a real family , especially between a loving father and his son. This movie should be on vhs and dvd. This movie is a gold mine. I would really like to buy this one. Glenn Ford's great role collecting dust in some vault. what a shame.


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