How Rare a Possession

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How Rare a Possession
Directed byRussell D. Holt
Produced byPeter N. Johnson
Written byRussell D. Holt
StarringMark Deakins
Bruce Newbold
Marvin Payne
Scott Silkinson
Joe De Santis
Music byMerrill Jenson
Distributed byThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Release date
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States

How Rare a Possession is a 64-minute film produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It depicts the conversion stories of Parley P. Pratt, a church leader in the 19th century, and Vincenzo di Francesca, an Italian pastor in the 20th century, who both join the church after studying the Book of Mormon. It also shows several key scenes from the Book of Mormon.[1]

In October 2017, it was reported that the LDS Church had acquired the handwritten testimony of Di Francesca, penned in 1966.[2]

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  • Hall, Airen (October 2012), "Melodrama on a Mission: Latter-Day Saint Film and the Melodramatic Mode", Journal of Religion and Film, 16 (2): 16–19

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