An epic film of early American history, BRIGHAM YOUNG-FRONTIERSMAN is an admirable attempt to interest a wide audience in the story of the pioneering Mormons and their founding of Salt Lake City. Forced because of persecution to leave their settlement in Nauvoo, Illinois, Mormons set out
under the capable leadership of Brigham Young (Jagger) across the plains to their eventual home on the Salt Lake. Adversity strikes at every turn: recalcitrants behave in a most un-Mormon-like way, hardships and starvation are endured, but, during an illness from which he almost dies, Young has a
revelation of the promised land. "This is the place," he announces as the Great Salt L...