City of Brigham Young (1944)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 17 June 1944 (USA)
A tour of Salt Lake City, Utah.


James A. FitzPatrick (uncredited)


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Complete credited cast:
James A. FitzPatrick ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square ... Themselves - Choir (as Mormon Tabernacle Choir)
Alexander Shriner Alexander Shriner ... Himself - Mormon Tabernacle Choir Organist
J. Spencer Cornwall J. Spencer Cornwall ... Himself - Mormon Tabernacle Choir Director
Richard L. Evans Richard L. Evans ... Himself - Author & Narrator of 'The Spoken Word'


This travelogue tours the area in and around Salt Lake City, Utah and touches upon the influence of the Mormon Church and its leader, Brigham Young. The tour begins at the Great Salt Lake, one of the largest inland lakes in the world, spotted by one of Young's scouts in 1847 as the place to set up the Mormon community, which Young coined the City of Zion. The industriousness of the Mormon peoples transformed the valley from a virtual wasteland into an agricultural and cultural oasis, the latter based on their faith. One of the earliest landmarks is Eagle Gate, erected in 1858 as an entrance to Young's ten acre estate. Temple Square and the Mormon Temple (one part of which is the Mormon Tabernacle, where the famed choir of the same name hosts its weekly radio program) serve as the center of the Mormon religion in the city. A monument to the seagull was erected in honor of their part in saving wheat crops from swarms of locusts. The Brigham Young Monument is located in the center of the... Written by Huggo

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Documentary | Short








Release Date:

17 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

James A. FitzPatrick's Traveltalks: City of Brigham Young See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)
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