Marjoe Gortner was a child preacher of extraordinary talent, who rose to fame in the bible belt of America during the 1940s. His parents capitalized on his remarkable gifts to fill their coffers until he outgrew his novelty. As an adult, Marjoe rejoined the ministry as a means to make money but had no interest in believing; instead, he used his fame as an evangelist to defraud people through tent revivals and televangelism.

The incredible story of Marjoe Gortner is documented in the marvelous 1972 Oscar-winning documentary by the same name. As seen in this film, Marjoe was able to bring thousands of people together and captivate them with his mesmerizing preaching which was filled with gusto and zeal. However, behind it all lurked a deep-seated cynicism which he revealed to the world upon reaching adulthood.

This tale of duplicity is both fascinating and disturbing as viewers witness how one person can use their power and influence for personal gain while simultaneously manipulating thousands of people’s beliefs. Additionally, Marjoe Gortner showcases how religion can be twisted into something it wasn’t meant to be for financial interests rather than true spiritual enlightenment.

If you’re interested in watching this incredible account about faith, fraud and immense charisma, then look no further than ‘Marjoe’ – a documentary that can leave you feeling both inspired and dismayed at humanity’s capacity for deception.