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Emma Smith: My Story (2008)

Before her death, Emma reflects on her life; beginning with her childhood, up through her final years in Nauvoo. Based on the life of Emma Hale Smith.

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Gary Cook, T.C. Christensen (co-director)

Writer:

Gary Cook
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Cast

Credited cast:
Patricia Place Patricia Place ... Emma Smith Bidamon
Katherine Nelson Katherine Nelson ... Emma Hale Smith
Nathan Mitchell Nathan Mitchell ... Joseph Smith, Jr
Stephanie Breinholt Stephanie Breinholt ... Julia Murdock Smith (as Stephanie Foster Breinholt)
Tayva Patch Tayva Patch ... Lucy Mack Smith
Rick Macy ... Joseph Smith, Sr.
Dallyn Vail Bayles Dallyn Vail Bayles ... Hyrum Smith (as Dallyn Bayles)
Cheryl Kirby Cheryl Kirby ... Lydia Douglas
Kalvin Stringer Kalvin Stringer ... Charlie Bidamon
Bob Nelson Bob Nelson ... Isaac Hale
Rosanna Ungerman Rosanna Ungerman ... Elizabeth Hale
Duff Clawson Duff Clawson ... Martin Harris
Ryan Wood Ryan Wood ... Oliver Cowdery
Joy Gardner Joy Gardner ... Sophronia Smith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Talon G. Ackerman Talon G. Ackerman ... Joseph III
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Before her death, Emma reflects on her life; beginning with her childhood, up through her final years in Nauvoo. Based on the life of Emma Hale Smith.

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The story of Emma Hale Smith as she reflects on her life.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,663, 11 April 2008, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Morning Dew Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Shall We Meet Beyon the River?
Lyrics: Elihu S. Rice:
Music: Horace Lorenzo Hastings
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What one brings to a film determines what one receives.
21 April 2008 | by visunitaforitorSee all my reviews

From start to finish I was enthralled by this film as I think the audience about me was also. Few left as the closing titles appeared - most stayed to savor the beautiful music of Merrill Jensen and allow their inner feelings to be pondered in their hearts for a few moments longer. I have been somewhat interested and acquainted with Emma's story most all my life, my surname sharing her maiden name and my great, great, and great, great, great grandparents being personally friends with her and her husband, Joseph. I brought to this film a lifetime of inquiring into the subject and came away richly rewarded with new insights into the lives of two who have contributed so much to human kind which extends beyond just their day but everlastingly to humanity. Bravo to the script, the directing, the "living" acting, the music and all the support elements that blend so well together in this film. And a special thanks to all the volunteer help that brought about this project. Bring to this film an open, inquiring mind, not looking for criticism and the harvest you'll reap will be great and pleasing to your soul.


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