The Work and the Glory: A House Divided

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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 Morman 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 triloogy -- 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."
Director: Sterling Van Wagenen
Studio: Equinoxe Films
Producer(s): Scott Swofford
Cast: Sam Hennings, Brenda Strong, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll, Emily Podleski, Meredith Salenger, Michael Bowen, Corbin Allred, Connor Chavarria, Andrew Bowen, Jonathan Scarfe
Writer(s): Matt Whitaker
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