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The Thorn (1971)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  1971 (USA)
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Filmed in 1971 before Bette Midler's career as The Divine Miss M took off, this is an underground religious satire originally titled "The Greatest Story Overtold". Unreleased for several years, it finally had a brief theatrical run in New York City in 1974 under a new title "The Divine Mr. J" (Mr. J supposedly referring to Jesus), suggesting that the now famous Midler, who had a minor role as The Virgin Mary, was the star. Following legal threats from Midler's camp and horrific reviews, the movie quickly disappeared, but briefly turned up on home video in early Eighties (only to quickly disappear once more, again amidst legal threats) under new title The Thorn, in an attempt to cash in on Midler's mainstream hit The Rose (1979). See more »

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Spoofs ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) See more »

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The Divine Mr.J
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The greatest story ever overtold

I'm thrilled to find this movie listed in the IMDB. I saw it years ago, and have never before seen it listed in Bette Midler's credits. It's an hysterical parody of the life of Christ. Bette Midler plays the Virgin Mary as a Jewish mother. It's a must-see for her fans.


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