Man's Search for Happiness

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Man's Search for Happiness
Directed byJudge Whitaker
Produced byJudge Whitaker
Written byRichard L. Evans
Claire Whitaker
Scott Whitaker
StarringBryce Chamberlain
Richard L. Evans
Francis L. Urry
Music byLeigh Harline
CinematographyRobert Stum
Edited byFrank S. Wise
Distributed byThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
13 minutes
CountryUnited States

Man's Search for Happiness is a 13-minute film produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It explains the role of the Plan of Salvation in LDS theology, with questions like "Who am I?", "Where did I come from?", and "Where am I going?" being explored from an LDS perspective.

This film was produced by the BYU Motion Picture Studio for the Mormon Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City,[1] and was viewed by over five million people,[2] many of whom were not LDS. It was later remade in Japanese for Expo '70 in Japan. In 1986, the visuals and background music were updated, while retaining the original narration by Richard L. Evans, who served as a member of the church's of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.[3]


External links[edit]

  • "Man's Search for Happiness". Mormon Literature & Creative Arts Database.
  • Man's Search for Happiness on IMDb
  • Man's Search for Happiness on YouTube from the Mormon Channel