Soul Hustler

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Soul Hustler
Directed by Burt Topper
Produced by Burt Topper
Written by Burt Topper
Starring Fabian Forte
Nai Bonet
Tony Russel
Casey Kasem
Larry Bishop[1]
Music by Harley Hatcher
Cinematography Alan Stevenson
Edited by Kenneth Crane
Burt Topper Productions
Distributed by American Films Ltd
Release dates
  • 1973 (1973)
Running time
81 mins
Country United States
Language English

Soul Hustler is a 1973 American feature film starring Fabian as a preacher. It is also known as The Day the Lord Got Busted.[2]


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.


The movie was shot in San Diego in 1971.

During production the film used the title That Lovin' Man Jesus[3] and later The Love-In Man.[4]


The film was released theatrically in the south but was a commercial disappointment.[5]


  1. ^ People: Larry Bishop: Making his own way Colander, Pat. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 01 Oct 1976: a8.
  2. ^ The Day the Lord Got Busted at
  3. ^ Mason and Brando to Costar in New Film Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 28 Oct 1971: g15.
  4. ^ Fabian Has an Itch to Return to Music KORNHEISER, TONY. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 03 Jan 1973: h13.
  5. ^ Brian Albright: Wild Beyond Belief! (McFarland, 2008) - Interview with Joyce King (pages 134-136) Linked 2014-06-18

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