|Directed by||Burt Topper|
|Produced by||Burt Topper|
|Written by||Burt Topper|
|Music by||Harley Hatcher|
|Edited by||Kenneth Crane|
Burt Topper Productions
|Distributed by||American Films Ltd|
Singer Matthew Crowe (Fabian Forte) teams up with a tent show preacher (Tony Russel) who uses him as part of his touring show. Matthew lands a record deal and the preacher becomes his manager. They hire a group of musicians and become very successful. However, his new fortune increases his dependence on drugs, and his off-stage carousing threatens his career.
The film was shot in San Diego in 1971.
During production the film used the title That Lovin' Man Jesus and later The Love-In Man. It was also known as Matthew. Fabian filmed part of the picture at an Osmonds Concert at LA Forum - it was his first public singing performance in ten years.
The film was released theatrically in the south but was a commercial disappointment.
- People: Larry Bishop: Making his own way Colander, Pat. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 01 Oct 1976: a8.
- The Day the Lord Got Busted at Fabianforte.net
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- Mason and Brando to Costar in New Film Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 28 Oct 1971: g15.
- Fabian Has an Itch to Return to Music KORNHEISER, TONY. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 03 Jan 1973: h13.
- "Hollywood Hold That Tiger". Cash Box. 18 December 1971. p. 14.
- Brian Albright: Wild Beyond Belief! (McFarland, 2008) - Interview with Joyce King (pages 134-136) Linked 2014-06-18
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