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Man's Search for Happiness (1964)

Three great questions of life are explained from a Mormon point of view.



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Credited cast:
Bryce Chamberlain ...
The Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard L. Evans ...
Narrator (voice)
Francis L. Urry ...
The Grandfather


Three great questions of life are explained. Where did we come from? What is our purpose and reason for being upon the earth? What happens to us after death? Leaving pre-earth existence with no memory, we all gain a mortal body in the likeness of God. Life offers the gifts of time and free choice, and we can trade time for thrills, base desires, greed and vanity, but these offer no lasting satisfaction. We find trials in experiences such as the death of loved ones. But death is a re-awakening and re-uniting with those who have preceded us. Salvation is a gift through Jesus Christ, but exaltation in eternity comes through seeking and following the correct path in life, the search that also leads to peace and happiness here and now. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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22 April 1964 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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This movie was the centerpiece of The Mormon Pavilion at the New York World's Fair. During 1964 and 1965 five million people visited this pavilion and viewed this film. See more »


Remade as Man's Search for Happiness (1986) See more »

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This movie contains information that everyone needs to live good wholesome lives.
12 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like this movie because it offers hope. It is a good family film, and promotes healthy family life and values. We all have choices we make in our daily lives. We all want things we don't need and probably shouldn't have. This movie explains the differences between wants and needs and the cost versus the value of how our time is spent.

I'm partial to this movie because I use it for a reference point when I am trying to think of what I really want out of life. Most films these days are made expressly for the purpose of making a profit, and so they cater to public tastes whether they are moral or not. This is a non-profit movie with good morals and good advice. That makes it priceless.

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