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”.
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Big fan of the Marjoe. He typifies the 70's quite well. This documentary showed how he started off as a young preacher with tons of charisma, and how he became a bit of a huckster. It came for me at a time when I was beginning to get disillusioned about religion. Here was proof that it's all fake. He parleyed this incredible performance into a film career.