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The Story of Marjoe

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Presenter Marjoe Gortner Category Biography Year 1972 Watch time 01:27:00

“The Story of Marjoe”, a feature-length documentary directed by Howard Smith and Sarah Kernochan which tells the life story of evangelist Marjoe Gortner. It won the 1972 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.


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In this revealing documentary, Southern evangelist Marjoe Gortner allows the filmmakers to record him swindling people out of money. Raised to be a child preacher on the revival-tent circuit, Gortner made a small fortune for his parents. Later, he began preaching on his own in a lively, rock star-influenced style, but, since he lacked actual religious faith, money became his sole motivator.



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