The Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Originally made for television and based on a true story from the '50s, this film concerns a rural Arizona town that deals in polygamy. Specifically, a boy is shocked that his father (Christopher Atkins), a veteran of the Korean War, wishes to take a 15-year-old girl for another wife.

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rival, war, child-bride, cult, father, generation-gap, homecoming, marriage, polygamy, religion, romance, son, veteran [military]