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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Marjoe Gortner ... Marjoe
Sarah Kernochan ... Self
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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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Marjoe makes good cents See more »


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Marjoe's father, who appeared in one scene, was unaware of the true nature of the documentary. See more »

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Marjoe: Glory je to Besus!
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Referenced in Three Point Tony (2016) See more »

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Are You Washed In the Blood of the Lamb?
Written by Elisha A. Hoffman
Performed by Marjoe Gortner
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A rare find, and worth while
5 June 1999 | by BaroqueSee all my reviews

Filmed before the televangelism phenomenon, this film, part biography, part expose, details the rise, fall, and self-exposure of Marjoe Gortner, a one-time child evangelist who became a church tent preacher. This film details the seamier side of what Gortner calls "the religion business", and even earned Gortner a number of death threats.

A rare find, if you can locate it, but a worthy viewing.


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11 April 1973 (Sweden) See more »

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Марджо See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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