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Cipher in the Snow
Produced by Wetzel Whitaker, Keith Atkinson
Directed by Keith Atkinson
Screenplay by Carol Lynn Pearson
Jean Mizer
Production Company: Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio
Premiere Date: 1973
Length: 1 reel (23 min.)

Published In Collection:
Cipher in the snow; [with] The gift ; The phone call ; The Emmett Smith story ; John Baker's last race : Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio, c2003

Published In Collection:
Teach One Another
Volume: 1: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

Published In Series:
Church Films
Volume: 21


Genre:   Film
Production Type:
LDS Church Production
Content Types:
Narrative Film
Distribution Types:
Private Church Distribution
When a teenage boy dies unexpectedly, his math teacher is asked to notify his parents and write his obituary. Although he was the boy's favorite teacher, he hardly knew him. Shy and ostracized, the boy was a "ciper"--an unknown number in a class roll book. As the teacher unravels the mystery of what led to the boy's death, he commits himself to not letting others suffer the same fate.

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Based on a story by Jean Mizer.

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HBLL Call No: VC 68, VC 990
Medium: 16 mm
Film Editor: Peter G. Czerny
Cinematographer: Ted Van Horn
Country: USA
Distributor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Adapted From :
Cipher in the Snow by Jean Mizer Todhunter
Newport Beach, California: Kenninghouse, 1982
Short Story

Total Queries: 20. Total Execution Time: 0.007 sec.
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