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The Mormon (1912)

In the early days of the West it was customary for the Mormons to attack wagon trains, in order to secure new wives in the practice of their polygamous belief. The young son of the Mormon ... See full summary »

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In the early days of the West it was customary for the Mormons to attack wagon trains, in order to secure new wives in the practice of their polygamous belief. The young son of the Mormon elder was dearly beloved and faithful and was given the post of outlook, to locate wagon trains, ascertain the number of men and women in them and assist in the attack. One morning he spies through his powerful telescope a lone wagon crossing the prairie. He hastens to a council of the elders and tells them of the approaching emigrants. He is sent to ascertain the number of men with the wagon and encounters the girl. It is a case of love at first sight. He gazes earnestly in the girl's eyes and sees an answering light in their depths. Then he realizes his mission and that the capture of these women will make them the wives of the prophet. A fierce desire overcomes him to possess her for himself, a thing not possible in the church. He renounces his faith and warns the emigrants. He assists in fighting... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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mormon | kidnapping | mormonism | See All (3) »

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25 January 1912 (USA)  »

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The picture has no special strength, nor any noticeable weakness
13 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

The Mormon prophet sent out a young man whom he greatly loved to ascertain the fighting strength of a small party of Gentiles, a settler, his wife and two daughters, who were on forbidden land. He falls in love with settler's daughter. He hears the prophet send out the men to kill the man settler and to capture the women for the prophet's wives. He begs for the daughter, but is refused, so he joins the settler. There is a fight, with odds greatly in favor of the Mormons, but the presence of the young man saves the day and the settlers escape. The picture has no special strength, nor any noticeable weakness except the result of the battle. It will serve as a filler. - The Moving Picture World, February 3, 1912


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