Brigham Young is the most comprehensive film biography of the man who was one of the most powerful, compelling, and unique figures of the West - the last American to simultaneously wield the authority of spiritual elder, colonizer, political power broker, and economic master planner. He was reviled in the national press as a bloodthirsty traitor to his country, yet he was revered by his people as a man of gentle kindness who loved to laugh. He directed the creation of 300 communities in the West, but the world spent more time discussing his number of wives. His vision defined the Mountain West. His conflicts shaped the role of American government. His influence is felt to this day.