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Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)

Partially based on the true events surrounding a rural religious cult in the American Midwest, and how the members' children suffered for their parents' fanaticism.

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Dramatization of the lives of the people of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, collectively known as "Short Creek," a community made up of members of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, a Mormon separatist group practicing child marriage and polygamy. Written by JoJo

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La jeune mariée de Short Creek  »

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Filmed East of Hurricane, Utah, at an abandoned, (State designated park), 1900 ghost-town sight which had been flooded out. A river flows adjacent to the abandoned town. A few relic buildings remain standing, including a Church, a few houses, and a few farm or barn buildings. A "movie constructed set-house" was built for the film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". This set piece remains located at the corner of the town's main street crossroad. Upon inspection, one can spot the framed "wild away" walls constructed for the camera to film inside the set-house interior. This house was built and used for Butch Cassidy's hideout, with the front dirt street used for the bicycle riding scene. Short Creek production repaired the town buildings, re-painting exterior buildings, to emphasize dilapidated conditions. Additional picket fences were placed around the houses for a lived in atmosphere. Additional shacks, and leaning shelters were built to fill out the town spaces. The construction coordinator (Jerry Esposito) and the Production Designer scouted-shopped the Hurricane township for out-houses that local Property owners would part with. Offering $25 to $50 dollars, Esposito was able to snag three wood out-house buildings. The "hero" outhouse was purchased from the Hurricain "DeMille" family - whose descendants were related to Cecil B. DeMille. Threafter, this hero outhouse was nicknamed "the DeMille Outhouse"... See more »

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very realistic glimpse of polygamy
13 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a dramatization of a historic raid on a polygamist community. I grew up in Utah as a non-Mormon, but I went with my best friend to all kinds of LDS church meetings, conferences and dances. The main LDS church will excommunicate you for polygamy, but off shoot churches have continued this practice to this day. The "Big Brother" feel of everyone knowing everyone else's business, and being expected to do as everyone else does, in every little thing in your life, is very true. It is a realistic glimpse into a tightly woven religious sect (cult if you will). Very young girls are married off to men the age of their fathers, or even grandfathers, and often they are already related in some way, because of the small size of the community. I love this line; the girls are doing hard chores in above 100(f)degree heat. One of the girls had dared to roll up the sleeves of her very modest, below the knee, dress to just above her elbows to cool off a bit. Her mother says "roll those sleeves down!-you want to show everything you've got!?"


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