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48 Ratings


United States, 1972
Documentary, Biography


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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Marjoe Directed by Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1972 | Directors' Fortnight

Academy Awards

1973 | Winner: Best Documentary, Features

Golden Globes (USA)

1973 | Nominee: Best Documentary Film

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