September Dawn

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Christopher Cain
Production: Slowhand Releasing
  2 nominations.
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111 min

some of us are from Missouri.


Our people need rest, Bishop.

We'll pay double

with American Gold Eagles.

No, of course not.

- One should not pay for what God provides.

- Thank you.

My men will direct you to a place

not very far from here

where you can camp

for no more than two weeks.

You'll be safe from the hostile Indians there.

- Thank you. Thank you very much, Bishop.

- Good day.

Did you see those horses?

Weren't they something?

I've never seen horses like that before.

Two thousand dollars for a horse!

A man could have a mansion

with that kind of money!

Those horses are going to be used

for gambling. Gambling is a sin.

Some of them come from Missouri

and Arkansas.

I want you to keep an eye on the emigrants.

We need to find out more about them.

- We will.

- Yes, Father.

I want to know every detail.

There's no telling what could be important.

"The woman shall not wear

that which pertaineth unto a man.

"All that do so are abomination

unto the Lord thy God."

Put the horses and wagon away.

Dinner is in exactly one hour. Don't be late.

Micah, I expect you and your new wives

to be on time. No excuses.

- Yes, sir.

- You spend too much time with them.

The Prophet recommends that every man

should have at least three wives.

Maybe you should take another one.

What are you smiling at?

- You don't even have a single wife yet.

- He's particular.

Too particular if you ask me.

Here, let me take her.

Emily, you've been a godsend

since my Jenny died.

Well, you know,

we've all got to help one another, Robert.

You know, the baby needs a mother.

Let us give thanks to the Lord.

We thank you for the food we eat,

the shelter that keeps us dry,

the clothes that keep us warm.

Thank you for this beautiful place

for us to rest,

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Christopher Cain

Christopher Cain (born Bruce Doggett; October 29, 1943) is an American screenwriter, actor, director, and singer. He married Sharon Thomas in 1969, adopted her two sons, Roger and Dean and became their father. The couple's daughter Krisinda Cain Schafer was born in 1973. more…

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