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Emma Smith: My Story (2008)

Before her death, Emma reflects on her life; beginning with her childhood, up through her final years in Nauvoo. Based on the life of Emma Hale Smith.

Directors:

Gary Cook, T.C. Christensen (co-director)

Writer:

Gary Cook
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Cast

Credited cast:
Patricia Place Patricia Place ... Emma Smith Bidamon
Katherine Nelson Katherine Nelson ... Emma Hale Smith
Nathan Mitchell Nathan Mitchell ... Joseph Smith, Jr
Stephanie Breinholt Stephanie Breinholt ... Julia Murdock Smith (as Stephanie Foster Breinholt)
Tayva Patch Tayva Patch ... Lucy Mack Smith
Rick Macy ... Joseph Smith, Sr.
Dallyn Vail Bayles Dallyn Vail Bayles ... Hyrum Smith (as Dallyn Bayles)
Cheryl Kirby Cheryl Kirby ... Lydia Douglas
Kalvin Stringer Kalvin Stringer ... Charlie Bidamon
Bob Nelson Bob Nelson ... Isaac Hale
Rosanna Ungerman Rosanna Ungerman ... Elizabeth Hale
Duff Clawson Duff Clawson ... Martin Harris
Ryan Wood Ryan Wood ... Oliver Cowdery
Joy Gardner Joy Gardner ... Sophronia Smith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Talon G. Ackerman Talon G. Ackerman ... Joseph III
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Before her death, Emma reflects on her life; beginning with her childhood, up through her final years in Nauvoo. Based on the life of Emma Hale Smith.

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The story of Emma Hale Smith as she reflects on her life.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief violence
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,959, 13 April 2008

Gross USA:

$881,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$881,787
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Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Come, Let Us Anew
Lyrics by William W. Phelps
Music: English melody
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A wonderful, inspiring and romantic film
27 May 2008 | by jdhopkins1See all my reviews

I found the film to be truly uplifting. It's amazing to see the challenges that Emma and Joseph went through and found the faith and strength to endure. This film elevated my opinion of Emma Smith and confirmed the love that she and her husband shared. It's hard to fit a life into two hours, but so many key points were touched on, handled well and the time goes by fast. Emma Smith's strength was truly shown here, or more accurately, how she found it. The film also portrays well the tenderness and sweetness of the family's relationships. Photography and acting were excellent and the film left me wanting to know more about their lives. Using the format of an interview between Emma and her adopted daughter brought in an excellent connection for those with a naturally skeptical or challenging views which were answered well by Emma herself. A very tastefully done movie. Thank you to those who made it happen.


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