The work and the glory

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About The work and the glory

  • Year Released: 2004

The Work and the Glory is a 2004 historical fiction drama film directed by Russell Holt. It tells the story of the fictional Steed family in the 1820s and their struggles trying to adopt the then new Mormon religion and explores their relationship with their community, with its founder, Joseph Smith and the rest of the Smith family. This movie is based on the first novel by Gerald N. Lund in the nine-part The Work and the Glory series. The first novel is titled Pillar of Light, so this film is sometimes given that prefix (i.e. Pillar of Light: The Work and the Glory), but the prefix does not appear anywhere in the film itself. However, Pillar of Light: The Work and the Glory was the working title for the film. The Steed family moves from their Vermont homestead to upstate New York. There they set up a farm. While trying to clear some land for farming, the family's father, Benjamin, hires two local boys to help out, Joseph and Hyrum Smith. From their association with the Smith boys, their lives will never be the same. Soon they suffer persecution, bigotry and self-doubt as they try to resolve their allegiance to those they love and a gospel they believe is true. Early on in the

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