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George Roy Hill
Dramatization of the lives of the people of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, collectively known as "Short Creek," a community made up of members of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, a Mormon separatist group practicing child marriage and polygamy. Written by
Filmed East of Hurricane, Utah, at an abandoned, (State designated park), 1900 ghost-town sight which had been flooded out. A river flows adjacent to the abandoned town. A few relic buildings remain standing, including a Church, a few houses, and a few farm or barn buildings. A "movie constructed set-house" was built for the film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". This set piece remains located at the corner of the town's main street crossroad. Upon inspection, one can spot the framed "wild away" walls constructed for the camera to film inside the set-house interior. This house was built and used for Butch Cassidy's hideout, with the front dirt street used for the bicycle riding scene. Short Creek production repaired the town buildings, re-painting exterior buildings, to emphasize dilapidated conditions. Additional picket fences were placed around the houses for a lived in atmosphere. Additional shacks, and leaning shelters were built to fill out the town spaces. The construction coordinator (Jerry Esposito) and the Production Designer scouted-shopped the Hurricane township for out-houses that local Property owners would part with. Offering $25 to $50 dollars, Esposito was able to snag three wood out-house buildings. The "hero" outhouse was purchased from the Hurricain "DeMille" family - whose descendants were related to Cecil B. DeMille. Threafter, this hero outhouse was nicknamed "the DeMille Outhouse"... See more »
My wife & I have enjoyed this movie at least once per year since '81. The casting was just about perfect especially the youthful Diane Lane with her wonderful facial expressions. Conrad Bain really captured the character of President King when Brother Jacobs first turned to him and President King said "God has Spoken". Then after a moment of reflection Jacobs threw in the towel when he turned again and said "Amen". The plot was just right for the first viewing. Lets have a six hour miniseries exploring the break from the Mormons and then fast forward to the fifties with a little more of the "fire & brimstone" preaching. Yes of course" to a remake with about twenty percent more character development. Perhaps Diane Lane could be a sister wife in the remake and old Brother Otley could be trying to have his way with Naomi. I would also like to develop the idea of polygamy being "God's way" and see the old men trying to continuously justify it as such.
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