A Price Far above Rubies versus Eight Cows : What's a Virtuous Woman Worth?
Dialogue, a Journal of Mormon Thought
Produced by Brigham Young University and presented by the Deseret Sunday School Union of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1969, the short film Johnny Lingo is among the best-known texts in the LDS Church, familiar even to people who never made it through more than a few pages of the Book of Mormon. It has been shown for decades in seminary, Institute, and Sunday School classrooms around the world. In fact, because the twenty-four-minute film makes no mention of Mormonism aside from its credits, its audience has not been limited in ways other Church-related texts might be; it was even shown occasionally in secular American classrooms during the 1970s, and missionaries also made use of it from time to time. Released on DVD in 2004 as a bonus feature of the 2003 feature version of the story, the film is currently included on a DVD marketed by Deseret Book of four short LDS films, making home-viewing easy.