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9 years ago

Jim: Great article on a neglected movie. I don't know a lot about the real story, and I found the historical background info here very interesting.

Alfred Newman's title music for "Brigham Young" must have been a great favorite of someone (Newman? Zanuck?) because it was used often in westerns in the 1940s and 1950s, such as "Yellow Sky" and "The Gunfighter". I always thought it a strange piece to open the latter, its jaunty rhythms quite in contrast to the grim story that "The Gunfighter" tells.

Another great post, Jim.