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The true story of the famous Mormon leader, Brigham Young and his battle to transport his people across the Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City. The plot focuses on two of his ... See full summary »

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Zina Webb - The Outsider
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Angus Duncan
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Eliza Kent
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Mary Ann Young
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Ann E. Todd ...
Mary Kent (as Ann Todd)
Willard Robertson ...
Heber Kimball
Moroni Olsen ...
Doc Richards
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Stanley Andrews ...
Frank M. Thomas ...
Hubert Crum (as Frank Thomas)
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The true story of the famous Mormon leader, Brigham Young and his battle to transport his people across the Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City. The plot focuses on two of his people, Jonathan Kent and Zina Webb and the hardships they have to face along the way. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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27 September 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brigham Young: Frontiersman  »

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(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Moroni Olsen was the only principal cast member who was a Mormon. Dean Jagger was not a member of that church when he portrayed its leader, but he did join some 32 years later. See more »

Goofs

Eliza Kent's tomb "wheel" shows she died in 1843 on the trek west. But Joseph Smith did not die until 1844 and the saints did not leave Nauvoo until 1846. See more »

Quotes

Brigham Young: Indians can't be any worse than some Christians I know. But just the same, until we find a little more about them, we mean to trust in you, Lord, and keep our powder dry.
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Featured in Religulous (2008) See more »

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Come, Come Ye Saints
(uncredited)
by William Clayton
Played by the band at the new settlement
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Vincent Price as Joseph Smith
9 September 2009 | by (New England, United States) – See all my reviews

I noticed that a few of the comments above mentioned that Vincent Price was a strange pick, or "over the top," or whatever, as Joseph Smith.

Before seeing the film, I also thought that seeing Vincent Price as Joseph Smith was a bit odd, but as others have said, this is because of the many *later* horror/thriller films he appeared in.

"Brigham Young," by IMDb's count, was only Price's *seventh* film, and at the time, I'm confident that he had not yet cemented his "creepy" persona.

Generally, though, I echo what has been written-- not completely accurate (what historical film is?) but characters are portrayed fairly and the film was entertaining.


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