Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 7, 1940

Brigham Young—Frontiersman (20th Century-Fox) continues the biographical meanderings of Plutarchian Producer Darryl Francis Zanuck with a two-hour treatise on the two most critical years in the history of the Mormon Church. Beginning with a cruelly realistic, play-by-play account of the persecution of the Latter-Day Saints in Illinois, Producer Zanuck moves his Mormons across the western plains through a succession of bouts with cold and starvation; plants them by the Great Salt Lake for an arduous, hungry winter, a pitched battle with crickets, a final miraculous victory assisted by a flock of sea gulls...

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