The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
*Brigham Young*. 1940. USA. Directed by Henry Hathaway. Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp./Photofest

Brigham Young. 1940. USA. Directed by Henry Hathaway. Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, Louis Bromfield. With Vincent Price, Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell. 35mm print. 114 min.

Hathaway—whose remarkably long directorial career began in 1930 and concluded in 1974—tells the story of Brigham Young, who became president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1844, after the assassination of founder Joseph Smith, Jr. The early Church members are forced to leave Illinois and temporarily stop in Nebraska before heading to the Great Basin. Young went on to found Salt Lake City and became the first governor of the Utah territory.

This film accompanies Modern Matinees: Vincent Price.