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Format: DVD
Sku: 40220709
UPC: 024543080008
UPC 14: 00024543080008
Category Keywords: Religion
Rating: NR
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A Stirring Chapter From America's Frontier Past!
The story of pioneering mormons and their founding of salt lake city graphically outlines the toil and hazards of their long wagon trip westward in the early 19th century under the leadership of brigham young.

"It's a well-balanced historical drama...some fine action scenes...  Mark R. Hasan, KQEK DVD Review

Editor's Note
When the founder of the Mormons, Joseph Smith (Vincent Price), is murdered, Brigham Young (Dean Jagger) takes over and leads his people west to Utah to escape persecution. Henry Hathaway's drama focuses on two of Young's people (Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell) as they endure the hardships of crossing the Rocky Mountains.

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Video Features DVD, Sensormatic

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/23/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 112 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1940
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2008000
Video UPC UPC: 00024543080008
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dean Jagger
Video Cast Info Linda Darnell
Video Cast Info Tyrone Power
Video Cast Info Vincent Price
Video Cast Info Alfred Newman - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Arthur Miller - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Darryl Zanuck - Producer
Video Cast Info Gwen Wakeling - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Henry Hathaway - Director
Video Cast Info Robert Bischoff - Editor
Plot Summary
Tyrone Power stars as Jonathan Kent, a faithful follower of the renowned Mormon leader, Brigham Young.| After the Mormons suffer constant persecution for their beliefs, the reluctant Brigham Young decides to lead the congregation out of Illinois. En route, the charismatic preacher falls ill, allowing his rival Angus Duncan -- who from the start opposed the trip -- to persuade the followers to proceed to California, where the gold rush had begun. | While crossing the mountains of Utah, however, Young awakens from his delirium and announces that he's had a vision, and that Utah's great Salt Lake shall be their home. But this new land proves inhospitable, and the Mormons suffer a harrowing winter and an infestation of crickets in the spring. It seems only a miracle will help them survive.

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Needcoffee.com 8 of 10
Overall, Mormons and others interested in church history should definitely check this out. Fans of American history will also be interested to see how much Young actually affected things, and anyone who is a sucker for someone doing what they believe is right, against all odds, will also enjoy this one. Some leeway was taken with the Young story perhaps to make a good film, but nothing that will turn off the average movie-goer.

Film Freak Central 6 of 10
I was hoping, prior to watching Brigham Young, that the film would be a twisted smash-up of subject matter and Hollywood convention. I was sure that the touchy matter of Mormon ritual would send the movie in all directions at once, trying to salvage a normal film but twisting itself through ever more bizarre hoops. But while it does indeed get the production team scrambling to deal with that pesky polygamy issue, Brigham Young is mostly just a dull problem-picture crossed with a boring western, with no real surprises to offer anyone who was born a little before yesterday. - Travis Hoover

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Power,Tyrone
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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