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Brigham Young (1940)

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114 min | Adventure, Biography, History

In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.
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Arthur C. Miller (as Arthur Miller)
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$2,700,000
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Release date
Sep 27, 1940 (United States)

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63 cast members
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Tyrone Power
Jonathan Kent Jonathan Kent   See fewer
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Linda Darnell
Zina Webb Zina Webb   See fewer
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Dean Jagger
Brigham Young Brigham Young   See fewer
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Brian Donlevy
Angus Duncan Angus Duncan   See fewer
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Jane Darwell
Eliza Kent Eliza Kent   See fewer
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John Carradine
Porter Rockwell Porter Rockwell   See fewer
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Mary Astor
Mary Ann Young Mary Ann Young   See fewer
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Vincent Price
Joseph Smith Joseph Smith   See fewer
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Jean Rogers
Clara Young Clara Young   See fewer
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Ann E. Todd
Mary Kent (as Ann Todd) Mary Kent (as Ann Todd)   See fewer
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Willard Robertson
Heber Kimball Heber Kimball   See fewer
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Moroni Olsen
Doc Richards Doc Richards   See fewer
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Marc Lawrence
Prosecutor Prosecutor   See fewer
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Stanley Andrews
Hyrum Smith Hyrum Smith   See fewer
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Frank M. Thomas
Hubert Crum (as Frank Thomas) Hubert Crum (as Frank Thomas)   See fewer
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Dickie Jones
Henry Kent Henry Kent   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Caleb Kent Caleb Kent   See fewer
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Frederick Burton
Mr. Webb Mr. Webb   See fewer
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Arthur Aylesworth
Jim Bridger Jim Bridger   See fewer
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Chief John Big Tree
Big Elk (as Chief Big Tree) Big Elk (as Chief Big Tree)   See fewer
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Davison Clark
Johnson Johnson   See fewer
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Claire Du Brey
Emma Smith (as Claire DuBrey) Emma Smith (as Claire DuBrey)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
1st Mob Leader 1st Mob Leader   See fewer
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Edwin Maxwell
2nd Mob Leader 2nd Mob Leader   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Jury Foreman Jury Foreman   See fewer
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George Melford
John Taylor John Taylor   See fewer
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Russell Simpson
U.S. Army Major U.S. Army Major   See fewer
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Esther Brodelet
One of Brigham Young's Wives (uncredited) One of Brigham Young's Wives (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul E. Burns
Man with California Gold News (uncredited) Man with California Gold News (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Clark
Dissenter (uncredited) Dissenter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Elton
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Jody Gilbert
Stout Woman Who Can't Swim (uncredited) Stout Woman Who Can't Swim (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Haade
Skeptic (uncredited) Skeptic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Heywood
Jokester at Chronicle Notice (uncredited) Jokester at Chronicle Notice (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cammilla Johnson
Little Girl (uncredited) Little Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cullen Johnson
Boy in Covered Wagon (uncredited) Boy in Covered Wagon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Payne B. Johnson
Boy in Covered Wagon (uncredited) Boy in Covered Wagon (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Kirkland
Elder (uncredited) Elder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Kortman
Agitator (uncredited) Agitator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Kruger
Raider (uncredited) Raider (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Kunde
Mormon (uncredited) Mormon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank LaRue
Sheriff (uncredited) Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Frederick Lindsley
Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom London
Raider (uncredited) Raider (uncredited)   See fewer
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Murdock MacQuarrie
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Louis Mason
Man Laughing at Joke (uncredited) Man Laughing at Joke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Middleton
Mob Member (uncredited) Mob Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucille Miller
One of Brigham Young's Wives (uncredited) One of Brigham Young's Wives (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mills
Man in Newspaper Office / Agitator (uncredited) Man in Newspaper Office / Agitator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Morris
Mob Member (uncredited) Mob Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Imboden Parrish
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Robinson
Discouraged Mormon (uncredited) Discouraged Mormon (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Roy
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Frank Shannon
Second Man with California Gold News (uncredited) Second Man with California Gold News (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Shumway
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Harry Tyler
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Eddy Waller
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Cecil Weston
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Blackie Whiteford
Court Spectator (uncredited) Court Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Worden
Mormon Cheering Porter (uncredited) Mormon Cheering Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 891 votes