I can’t believe this.
When I lived in Salt Lake City, the local Art Movie House showed the 1922 film trapped by the Mormons about once a year. It was a British film about the awful things that happen to Nice Girls seduced by the Mormon missionaries. When it came out, the LDS church was understandably piqued, and protested. Sixty years later, the film is laughable, and those of us in SLC at school or wherever took the title as somehow symbolic of our situation, and laughed the thing off the screen.
If pressed, I couldn’t imagine where else you’d show the damned thing besides a Salt Lake City art cinema. Or a Bad Film Festival (I eventually got a copy on videotape and tried this. It went over like a lead balloon. But I wasn’t in SLC then.)
But now someone has gobne and remade the damned thing. Silent, and in black and white. Why? Wherre did they find an audience, when even my Bad Film aficionados didn’t like it?
The 1922 original: