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September Dawn (2007)

Country: USA, Canada

Genres: Drama, History, Western

Taglines: The untold story of an American tragedy.

Director: Christopher Cain

Writers: Christopher Cain, Carole Whang Schutter

Stars: Terence Stamp, Trent Ford, Krisinda Cain, Shaun Johnston, ...

A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and children, were taken. Amidst this, two young lovers-to-be, one a Mormon and the other one of the doomed settlers from Arkansas, develop a relationship in an atmosphere of suspicion and rancor.
Emily Hudson is a main character in this film. In reality, the Hudsons left the wagon train before it reached Utah.
Contrary to what is stated by "Brigham Young" in the film, Joseph Smith never claimed to be a "god on Earth", nor did Brigham Young, nor were they considered such by any of their followers.
Bishop Samuelson has a flashback of his participation in the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor. It is shown being torched as if by a mob, but in fact, it was the city council who ordered the newspaper destroyed and was done in a peaceable manner.
Brigham Young was born in rural Vermont, but in the film he is played by a British actor with a prominent and proper British accent.