The World's Greatest Sinner

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The World's Greatest Sinner (1962, USA) is a Surreal/Experimental-Rock n' Roll-Religion-Politics film directed by Timothy Carey.


Main Details

  • Released in 1962
  • B & W/Color
  • Running Time: 82 Min.
  • Production and Distribution Co: Frenzy Productions
  • Written and directed by Timothy Carey
  • Starring Timothy Carey, Gil Barreto, Betty Rowland, James Farley, Gail Griffin, Grace De Carolis
  • Produced by George E. Carey, Timothy Carey, Anthony M. Lanza, Titus Moede, George E. Nahas
  • Original Music by Frank Zappa
  • Cinematography by Frank Grande, Robert Shelfow, Ray Dennis Steckler, Edgar G. Ulmer (as Ove H. Sehested)
  • Film Editing by Carl Mahakian, Lee Strosnider

Plot Summary

  • A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own political party, "The Eternal Man" party. He begins to be referred to as "God". Then he starts having doubts about the eternalness of man.


  • Clarence Hilliard wanted to be somebody .. a preacher .. a rock & roll star .. the President .. but he'll settle for just being .. God!
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