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Review: Johnny Lingo (1969)

The short film Johnny Lingo was produced by BYU in 1969 and has long held a celebrated place in LDS culture over the past forty years, despite no real LDS content.  (While largely “adopted” into LDS culture, it is based off of a Women’s Day article from Patricia McGerr, a Catholic, and references to the article and “eight cow wives” can be found in many non-LDS forums today.)

The 25-minute Johnny Lingo film can be found on DVD and is now available on YouTube as well.  (The 2004 film The Legend of Johnny Lingo is also available on DVD, although many elements of the Johnny Lingo story have been changed.  This article discusses the earlier short film only.)
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