The Work and the Glory, Vol. 1: Pillar of Light

by Excel Entertainment

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Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt to settle peacefully into the new community they find the help that they have hired to clear their land is at the center of a religious controversy — a controversy that threatens to tear the family apart.

Two of the Steed brothers contend for the favor of a wealthy merchant's daughter and they find themselves on opposite sides of the religious question. As the family struggles to smooth the contention they find themselves twisted into deeper issues of family loyalty and the pursuit of truth.

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Excel Entertainment

Excel Entertainment is the preeminent independent film distribution company in Utah, and though largely known for its Mormon-themed films (God’s Army, The Work & the Glory series, 17 Miracles, Pride & Prejudice, etc.), Excel has also had success releasing films with non-Mormon themes and stories (Forever Strong, Saints & Soldiers, etc.).

Although the technology and means by which audiences consume films is changing rapidly, the demand for highly creative storytelling that motivates us to live up to the light that each of us has been given is as high as ever. We feel a deep obligation to not only bring stories of hope to the world, but to promote films with high standards of craftsmanship reflective of a belief in a divine and benevolent creator.

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(based upon 19 reviews)

It´s glorious!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

It´s a wonderful movie. I would like the movie with german subtitles, so could watch this movie many members in germany too. They should have seen them.

A tremendous testament of LDS
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I could not put these books down. A wonderful testament of the LDS belief, and history. It made me wish I would have been there to experience the beginnings of the church. I wish there were more books like this series.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Great movie.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This movie touches your heart in every way. I only wish they sold all three movies in a single pack.

This is the one to watch
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Out of the three work and the glory movies, this is the only one that is really really well done-the script and acting is definitely up to par and as a major fan of the book, I was pretty impressed with this movie. Too bad the next two weren't as well done.

Family Movie night anyone?
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I loved this one, it is one of those movies that you can watch over and over again.

very good!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

i think they did a good job making this movie, i enjoyed it. but i must say the books are better

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a really good movie. It portrays the characters well. I suggest it.

Compeling, entertaining and informative
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I wish there were more Work and the Glory movies. I have read the whole series of books and have seen the movies. I enjoyed them very much. There inspired me to go to the source and learn more about church history. Although the people are fictional I could see people I know in many of the characters.

Haven't read the books - liked the movie
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I was pleasantly surprised about this movie. I haven't read the books or become a Work in the Glory quoter at church. But, I was easily caught up in the drama and acting of this movie.

It was fun and it was captivating. I know that the information is part history and part fiction, but I feel like I learned a bit more.
4 Stars.

Inspirational Movie
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This movie just makes the books that much better. It puts things into perspective and helps you understand this time a little better. Great LDS film. I would recommend this for the entire family.

Good movie.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I'd recommend it.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I love the entire series of the Work and the Glory! Watching the movies makes me want to read the books!

I loved it!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I loved it. My favorite part is when Joseph Smith bares his testimony- so moving! I felt like I was really there listening to him in person.

great movie..
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

it kept in line with the book well. Great movie

truly inspirational
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I just read the first two books in 3 days. I went to the Deseret Book store in Mesa, AZ to buy the next few volumes on paperback. They were out of stock at the time so I bought the DVD instead. Actually I bought both 'The Pillar of Light' and 'American Zion'(volume 2 of the book). I can't express how wonderful the movies were. They brought the books to life. They show how our early sisters and brothers had to struggle such horrible hardships for believing in our Prophet Joseph Smith. Whenever I feel I'm struggling, I think back to the early believers in our faith and realize what I face daily is nothing compared to the hatred, mockery, scorn etc... that they faced daily for our Heavenly Father, for believing that Joseph Smith was his prophet, that Jesus Christ's church and teachings were restored on earth thorugh Joseph. The books and movies are a must read & see for all. In fact I have the next 4 volumes on order and waiting for shipment.

no close caption
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The movie is not closed captioned. I am deaf, and that frustrates me, because the greater audience can listen to it. Please make efforts to add the close captioning on to the movie. I would appreciate it greatly!

You've got to love this!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

We have also read the entire series, and although the movie cannot capture everything from the book, it was done very well! This was one of the finest movies we've ever seen, and can't wait for the entire series to be filmed (please....)!

One of the best LDS films
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Defenitely one of the best LDS films I have ever seen. Whether you have read the books or not you will love this movie! I am purchasing this one and hope to have a collection of all of the films in the future. Very Well Done!!!

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