Marjoe (1972)

Genres - Culture & Society, Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Law & Crime, Religions & Belief Systems, Sociology  |   Release Date - Jan 13, 2006 (USA - Rerelease)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Marjoe Gortner, today known primarily for his acting roles in B-movies, was at one time a boy faith healer and evangelist. Wildly popular in the American South, he could fill huge tent revival meetings with his promises of eternal salvation and healing. What the people who came to his meetings didn't know, and what this documentary shows, is that he was a fake who was used by others to make money.

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actor, behind-the-scenes, charisma, charm [personality], con/scam, evangelism, faith-healing, fake, preaching, revival [religious]