U.S. Army war veteran Hazel Motes may not be a believing Christian, but he somehow makes observations about the state of a run-down country church and understands that there are ridiculous frauds on the streets. When a cab driver insists he looks like a preacher in his new hat, Hazel takes on the part. He starts his own new Church of Truth, without the crucified Jesus. His first disciple is an 18-year old simpleton with a 'prophetic gift.'
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 470.
Criterion collection ; 470
Irreligion -- Southern States -- Drama.
Prophecy -- Drama.
Rural churches -- Southern States -- Drama.
Veterans -- United States -- Drama.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Dourif, Brad, 1950-
Fitzgerald, Benedict, 1949-
Fitzgerald, Michael (Producer)
Hickey, William, 1928-1997.
Huston, John, 1906-1987.
Ithaca Productions, Inc.
O'Connor, Flannery. Wise blood.
Prose, Francine, 1947- Matter of life and death.
Santacroce, Mary Nell, 1918-1999.
Stanton, Harry Dean, 1926-2017
Wright, Amy, 1950-