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The Work and the Glory [2004] (1 disc)

Director:Russell Holt
Writer:Russell Holt
Composer:Sam Cardon
Length:110 minutes
(1 hour 50 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Sunday
Sorting Category:Drama
Sorting Tub:Golf
IMDB Rating:6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:17%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: The story of a family in the American frontier at the time of Joseph Smith.

Reaction: A fair amount of drama and it may not appeal to those who aren't already members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Russell Holt => Director / Writer
Sam Cardon => Composer
Gerald N. Lund => Novel 'The Pillar of Light'
Alexander Carroll => Nathan Steed
Anne Sward => Lucy Mack Smith
Brenda Strong => Mary Ann Steed
Brighton Hertford => Narrator / Melissa Steed
Colin Ford => Matthew Steed
Edward Albert => Martin Harris
Emily Podleski => Jessica Roundy
Eric Johnson => Joshua Steed
Jarron Vosburg => Young Joseph
Jim Grimshaw => Josiah McBride
Jonathan Quint => Mark Cooper
Jonathan Scarfe => Joseph Smith
Jordan Rose Tarter => Sophronia Smith
Kathryn Firago => Hannah McBride
Kimberly Varadi => Becca Steed
Levi Larsen => Samuel Smith
Marcus Hester => Caleb Jackson
Phillip DeVona => David Murdock
Ryan Wood => Hyrum Smith
Sam Hennings => Benjamin Steed
Sara Jade Woodhouse => Will Murdock (as John Woodhouse)
Sarah Darling => Emma Smith
Tiffany Dupont => Lydia McBride

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The Erie Canal flows down Main Street of Palmyra, New York. Because the movie was shot in Tennessee, production designers actually built an artificial Erie Canal down the middle of the 19th century Main Street they had built.
  • The movie is based on the first volume in a nine-part book series, with book one entitled The Pillar of Light.
  • The script required composer Sam Cardon to write an original period violin piece that the character of Lydia McBride would play. He anticipated that Tiffany Dupont, who plays Lydia would just act like she was playing for the camera and then they would mix the sound in for the final cut. But by mere chance, Tiffany Dupont majored in violin at the University of Georgia and she ended up playing the piece live for the camera.