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The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | June 1962 (USA)
A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own ... See full summary »

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Timothy Carey

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Timothy Carey
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Carey ... Clarence Hilliard
Gil Barreto Gil Barreto ... Alonzo (as Gil Baretto)
Betty Rowland Betty Rowland ... Edna Hilliard
James Farley James Farley ... The Devil
Gail Griffin Gail Griffin ... Betty Hilliard (as Gail Griffen)
Tyde Rule Tyde Rule ... Follower
Gene Koziol Gene Koziol ... Follower
Dayna Madison Dayna Madison ... Follower (as Dana Madison)
Gitta Maynard Gitta Maynard ... Elderly Woman
Titus Moede ... Follower
Betty Sturm Betty Sturm ... Follower
Marty Prisco Marty Prisco ... Follower
Grace De Carolis Grace De Carolis ... Mother
Carolina Samario Carolina Samario ... Nate
George F. Carey George F. Carey ... Follower
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A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own political party, "The Eternal Man" party. He begins to be referred to as "God". Then he starts having doubts about the eternalness of man. Written by J. Picagli <mirjen@ibm.net>

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Clarence Hilliard wanted to be somebody .. a preacher .. a rock & roll star .. the President .. but he'll settle for just being .. God!

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Trivia

Soundtrack was created by Frank Zappa, later of the Mothers of Invention rock group. It was recorded at Chaffey College in Alta Loma, CA. See more »

Goofs

When Clarence tries to learn to play the guitar (about 13 minutes into the movie). See more »

Quotes

Clarence Hilliard: Yes, I wouldn't even bother taking out insurance policies on funeral, Dear. Because when you die your body starts to stink. That's right. They give you a free burial. I wouldn't worry about nothing. No, no, you don't need insurance policies that cover your burial funeral. That's right, Dear. Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

"The Beginning" (at the end) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Making Sinner (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Planets, Op. 32: Mars, the Bringer of War
(uncredited)
Written by Gustav Holst
Excerpt in score as Clarence approaches the church
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Frank Zappa's first musical creation
10 May 1999 | by Rob RSee all my reviews

This film is famous among Frank Zappa fans for being his first published creative effort. Apparently he had no doubts about his talent even at the age of 22, as he began writing the score using 52 musicians. Frank himself later described the film as 'rancid'. The title song appeared under the name of Baby Ray and The Ferns.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1962 (USA) See more »

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El Monte, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Frenzy Productions See more »
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Mono

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