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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: SMO-7199
  • UPC: 089353719920
  • Street Date: 02/13/18
  • PreBook Date: 01/09/18
  • Label: S'more Entertainment »
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run Time: 96 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1981
  • Director: Robert Lewis
  • Producers: Paul Monash, Lawrence Schiller
  • Actors: Diane Lane, Christopher Atkins, Helen Hunt, Conrad Bail, Kiel Martin, Dee Wallace-Stone
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: N.AMERICA,JAPAN,SE A
  • Language: English

 

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Child Bride Of Short Creek, The

Based on a true story,

Child Bride Of Short Creek, The
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Short Creek is a polygamist community in Arizona where 400 Mormon loyalists, 263 of those children, live their own, unique, secular lifestyle. When a Korean War veteran returns, his experiences outside make living in Latter Day Saints (LDS) lifestyle unbearable. He rebels against his own father who has plans to add another wife to his household- a 15 year old girl who the vet loves dearly. Little does the community know that the Arizona Department of Public Safety and National Guard would soon arrive and arrest every single adult, and put their children into protective custody. Based on a true story, filming Child Bride of Short Creek was almost shut down when the LDS community caught wind of the production taking place not far outside St. George, Utah on the very same set created for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It's a little known American tragedy that has had a huge impact on secular lifestyles in the United States.

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Bonus Materials

  • Chapter Menu, Actor Biographies for Diane Lane, Helen Hunt, Christopher Atkins

Sales Points

  • Very early appearances by Diane Lane and Helen Hunt
  • Much of the film was shot using the sets from 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'
  • The film was shot just 40 miles from where the town where this took place and the producers needed to have security because there were rumors of attacks from Mormons opposed to the filming.
  • Similar to 'The Bigamist' (Jona Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund O'Brien, 1953), 'Sons of Perdituion', which tells the story of Warren Jeffs, and the Showtime series 'Big Love' (Bil Paxton, Jeanne Triplehorn, Amanda Seifried, Chloe Sevigny)
  

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