The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)

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Savannah has been good to Joshua Steed. He returns to Missouri a wealthy man, with a beautiful new wife on his arm. But the past has a way of catching up, and soon Joshua is tangled in a web of rumor, deception and betrayal that threatens to tear his relationship apart.Back in Kirtland, unpaid creditors close in to seize the newly completed temple. In response, the Prophet charters a bank, which fails. Bankrupt and embittered, contentions erupt among the leaders, with apostles on both sides of the divide. Should Joseph be removed as prophet? Has he lost his prophetic gift?Caught in the crossfire and forced to choose between the security of his family in Kirtland and his own deepening faith in the prophetic mission of Joseph Smith and his infant church, Ben Steed and his family follow Joseph back to Missouri.As hundreds of Saints flow into Caldwell County, Boggs, now governor, raises an army-with Joshua at its head- to address the "Mormon problem." But when the militia receives orders to attack the Mormon settlement of Far West, only Joshua can stand between his family and the gathering mob.The Work and the Glory: A House Divided marks the conclusion of the epic Work and the Glory trilogy - a probing look into some of the dark secrets of America's past. In a land founded on religious freedom, these early Mormons were beaten, driven from their homes, jailed and even killed for their beliefs. Painstakingly accurate in both story and production, the film chronicles in vivid detail a time of prejudice, intolerance, and religious persecution in "the land of the free."--© Official Site
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PG (for some violence.)
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Drama
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Excel Entertainment

Cast

Sam Hennings
as Benjamin Steed
Brenda Strong
as Mary Ann Steed
Eric Johnson
as Joshua Steed
Jonathan Scarfe
as Joseph Smith
Alexander Carroll
as Nathan Steed
Meredith Salenger
as Caroline Mendenhall-Steed
Corbin Allred
as John Griffeth
Michael Bowen
as Robert Johnson
Andrew Bowen
as Brigham Young
Brighton Hertford
as Melissa Steed
Sera Bastian
as Lydia Steed
Emily Podleski
as Jessica Roundy
Connor Chavarria
as Will Mendenhall
Melanie Harkings
as Emma Smith
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Critic Reviews for The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

The film has leaden dialogue and action without drama: It isn't much more intellectually developed than a grade-school historical pageant.

February 1, 2007
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Engaging for most of its running time, but it ends things on a remarkably unsatisfying note.

Full Review… | April 2, 2007
EricDSnider.com

In less than a decade, Mormon cinema has evolved from an easily dismissed curiosity to respectable art, and much of the credit belongs to "The Work and the Glory" series.

Full Review… | February 7, 2007
Arizona Daily Star

Some TV miniseries spend double what executive producer Larry H. Miller invested to make this trilogy, without getting the rich historical flavor this saga has provided.

November 22, 2006
Salt Lake Tribune

The film does boast surprisingly good production values, considering its limited budget.

Full Review… | November 21, 2006
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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