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If Footmen Tire You What Will Horses Do? (1971)

Based on the preachings of Reverend Estus W. Pirkle, this film warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways and turn to God and Jesus for salvation. ... See full summary »

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Ron Ormond

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Ron Ormond (screenplay), Estus W. Pirkle (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Creech Judy Creech ... Judy
Cecil Scaife Cecil Scaife ... The Commissar
Gene McFall Gene McFall ... Assisstant Commissar
Wes Saunders Wes Saunders ... Comrade Teacher
La Quita Scaife La Quita Scaife
Jim Rose Jim Rose
Billy Kent Billy Kent
Jimmy Little Jimmy Little
Carl Haselton Carl Haselton
Joe Scaife Joe Scaife
Nathan Blackwell Nathan Blackwell
Max Cannon Max Cannon
Bell Kent Bell Kent
Bondy Kent Bondy Kent
Greg Pirkle Greg Pirkle
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Based on the preachings of Reverend Estus W. Pirkle, this film warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways and turn to God and Jesus for salvation. Communist infiltrators, the "footmen", will pave the way for an all out invasion by weakening our will through TV, dance, rock music and alcohol. Once the invasion begins, the new Communist government will proceed to round up all Christians, and either execute them or force them to undergo re-education. Only by putting their faith in the bible where it belongs, says Rev. Pirkle, can America resist the coming Red Menace. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1971 (USA) See more »

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An LP record of the same title was released in 1971, basically a modified version of Minister Pirkle's sermon from the film. It is now considered quite rare and highly collectible. See more »

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At one point a lady in the church congregation is noticeably asleep. See more »

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The Commissar: What's the matter, little boy?
Dark haired boy: Where's my momma, and my daddy? You've killed them haven't you?
The Commissar: Yes... Think of how much better off you will be. The State will provide for you, take care of your every need. Much better than your mother or father, either.
Dark haired boy: I don't want yo' state. I want my momma, and my daddy!
The Commissar: Now you listen to me, little boy. What is done is done! You now belong to the state. Now you listen very carefully to what I have to say. We do not want to kill you! But we will - unless you...
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The Christian film from Hell.
30 May 2003 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

According to Southern Baptist preacher Estus Pirkle, if Americans don't begin living lives of Christian purity, then a communist takeover is inevitable...within the next several months(!). Television, alcohol, drugs, sex, and miniskirts are condemned in his thundering sermon, which is vividly illustrated in a number of extremely gory scenes(people senselessly gunned down, women raped, and children being beheaded and having their ears jammed full of shish-ke-bob skewers). And let's not forget the age-old sin of DANCING...we all know what THAT leads to, don't we, you shameless whore....

This is, without question, the most relentless assault on the senses I have ever experienced. No matter what your personal belief system may be, you *will* be nauseated, mortified, perplexed, and delighted watching this hopelessly dated cautionary paranoiac vision...a stultifying and richly rewarding viewing experience.

HALLELUJAH!! A perfect 10.


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