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Brigham Young

4.1 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews

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When the founder of the Mormons, Joseph Smith, is murdered, Brigham Young takes over and leads his people west to Utah to secape persecution.

Special Features

  • Script excerpts
  • Signed talent head shots
  • Production stills
  • Special effects stills
  • Deleted scene still
  • Movietone Newsreel: Salt Lake City premiere
  • Premiere stills
  • Letter from Vincent Price
  • Brigham Young portrait
  • Posters, lobby cards, and campaign and press materials
  • Italian picture book

Product Details

  • Actors: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy, Jane Darwell
  • Directors: Henry Hathaway
  • Writers: Lamar Trotti, Louis Bromfield
  • Producers: Darryl F. Zanuck, Kenneth Macgowan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: July 15, 2003
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008WJDY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,547 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Brigham Young" on IMDb

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Considering that this movie was made in 1939 and 1940 it is an amazing achievement. The special effects are quite impressive for the time: The birds-eye view of the wagons leaving Nauvoo with the temple in center screen, Crossing the Missouri frozen river, Nauvoo homes and temple burning in the background across the river, all of the wagons and oxen crossing plains, rivers, climbing mountains, etc. But especially the near-final scene of the locusts and the seagulls (which were mostly all real).

Dean Jagger does a remarkable job as Brigham Young. He resembles him closely and even has a similar voice, according to a crew-member who was hired for coaching because he knew Brigham personally, and was around 16 when Brigham died in 1877 (50 years before filming this picture). Interesting trivia note: Dean Jagger was not LDS when he made this film but later married a Mormon woman and subsequently joined the church.

Vincent Price respected Joseph Smith greatly and had great reverence and admiration for him while playing the role of the prophet. His screentime is minimal but he does a fine job (in spite of being 10 years older than the man he was portraying).

The LDS first presidency approved the script, even though it veered from the truth on many points. They did this because they agreed that it helped make the picture more dramatic and exciting. Personally, I would prefer historical accuracy over romance or excitement, but that's how it was back then. Successful movies had a sort of recipe, and they wanted this one to follow that recipe as close as it could.

But all-in-all it paints an accurate picture of America in the 1840's and 50's and the trek of the early Mormon pioneers.

I recommend it, but if you can, watch the excellent commentary afterwards. It clears up fact from fiction and is very enlightening.

Film: 3 stars

DVD extras: 4 stars

Weighted average score: 4 stars
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I love this film. I am not a Mormon. I am a Catholic. I have great respect for the Mormon faith because of their values. Though, true, this film is historically inaccurate, the production values are first rate! It is true that the Mormons were run out of every town they tried to settle in. It is beyond reproach the way these people were treated just because "they were Mormons". The cinematography is superb!! The musical score in unforgettable and the acting is excellent, particularly Vincent Price as Joseph Smith. Jane Darwell has another memorable mother role as Eliza Kent. The struggles portrayed during their pioneering movement is inspiring and edifying. The DVD transfer is excellent and there are some nice extras in here namely, a great commentary and an A&E biography of Linda Darnell. Truly a great, inspirational film, no matter what your faith is!!
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This movie is not historically accurate, so it's important to watch the movie twice and listen to James D'Arc's comments during one viewing of the movie. He explains which scenes are for drama and why they were shown that way. He explains the true account of the trek west. In fact, I felt that his comments were far more valuable than the movie itself. The cricket scene is especially moving as he tells how the people in the scene were not acting when they fought those crickets. It was horrible and some did not think it was worth the money to be in that scene. However, as in the historical account of the Mormon Crickets, the seagulls came to their rescue after a prayer for help was said. Even though the movie is not completely accurate, it's still a touching drama.
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Having given up on Hollywood's latest offerings, which are over-produced, over-digitalized, over-sexed, over-cussed, and over-violent, I am now exploring movies made before my time, in a kinder, gentler era. As such, I enjoyed Brigham Young very much. Although it is true that much of the story is not historically accurate, the descriptive comments that overlay the movie explain each departure from fact, and the reasons that it was done. As I knew something about the LDS church and its history, I was not disappointed or shocked to learn, e.g., that Brigham and Joseph Smith did not meet in the place depicted in the movie. The spirit of the story is well-retained, from the early persecutions of the Mormons to the settling of the Great Salt Lake Valley. The movie is well-cast and well-acted. I especially liked Dean Jagger as Brigham, and Linda Darnell as Zina - what a surprise to learn that she was only 16 at the time! She more than holds her own in scenes with far more experienced actors.
It is not true that the subject of polygamy is mentioned only once. It is confronted several times, including as the subject of a fierce argument between Linda Darnell and Tyrone Power. Brigham admits to having 12 wives at the time of the trek (he had 27, count 'em, by the end of his life), and there are other allusions to polygamy, e.g., the frequent presence of his second wife alongside his first. The script presents the viewer with a "this is how it was" attitude. You may decide whether you approve or disapprove.
Having the comments version available after we watched the movie greatly enhanced our understanding of the history. The comments include some interesting details about location filming and casting decisions.
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