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Marjoe (1972)

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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marjoe Gortner ... Marjoe
Sarah Kernochan ... Herself
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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". Written by Steven F. Scharff <sfscharff@juno.com>

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You Keep the Faith...Marjoe Keeps the Money See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1973 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Марджо See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Cinema X,Mauser Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film was not shown in most of the southern United States due to the distributor's fear of the outrage it would cause. See more »

Quotes

Marjoe: Can God deliver a religion addict?
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Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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Going to Heaven to Meet the King
Written by Mattie Clark
Performed by The Lighthouse Tabernacle Choir with June Samuels
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Great documentary
4 October 2006 | by kornsme182See all my reviews

This is good for so many reasons. First off it's just a well done and to the point documentary, but the main reason it is good is because it exposes the truth about these faith healers out there in the world.Some would say that its true that this film shows that marjoe was a fake but that doesn't go for all the faith healers out there. Here is why i believe it outs all the faith healers as fakes. Marjoe was able to do all the big things they do.He could Touch people and have them fall over and not only that but he had people shaking on the floor and speaking in tongues. Marjoe explains how to do all this. Its no different than a magic trick. Marjoe just proved that its easy to take advantage of desperate and ignorant people.


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