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1945 film "Smoky" to be BYU Film Series presentation Oct. 8

The Brigham Young University Motion Picture Archive Film Series will be showing the 1946 Technicolor film “Smoky” in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium Friday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The popular Will James novel about a horse that is befriended by a cowboy drifter and then taken away from him became a stunning Technicolor feature. A strong supporting cast, including balladeer Burl Ives in his motion picture debut, made “Smoky” a top moneymaker for the studio.

One of the most beautiful Technicolor films made in Utah, it was photographed on a number of Utah locations, including Duck Creek, Kanab Canyon and Zion National Park. This film is not available on DVD.

The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series, now in its 12th consecutive season, will feature seven films — all shot in Utah — throughout fall semester. The series is co-sponsored by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Friends of the Harold B. Lee Library and Dennis & Linda Gibson.

For more information on the series, contact James D’Arc at (801) 422-6371 or james_darc@byu.edu, or visit  sc.lib.byu.edu.

Writer: Philip Volmar

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