The Greatest Gift (1974)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Greatest Gift stars Glenn Ford as Reverend Holvak, a poverty-stricken small-town preacher. He struggles to keep his family and his rapidly dwindling congregation together in a small Southern town. Throughout this made-for-TV movie, Holvak is under attack from two fronts: the remonstrative church deacons, and a bullying redneck sheriff (Harris Yulin). Filmed on location in Statesboro, Georgia, The Greatest Gift served as the pilot for the short-lived Glenn Ford TV series The Family Holvak. While the pilot was set in contemporary times, the subsequent series took place during the Depression.

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survivor, against-all-odds, bad-guy, bully, conflict, congregation, generation-gap, good-guy, poverty, redneck, south, struggle, bishop, church, family, sheriff, Southerner, town