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Friendly Persuasion (1956)

NR 11/25/1956 (US) DramaHistoryWarFamilyComedy 2h 17m

Here's A Superb Motion Picture Full Of Fun... Laughter and Happiness.


The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should they fight, despite their peaceful attitude?

  1. William Wyler


  2. Michael Wilson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gary Cooper

    Gary Cooper

    Jess Birdwell

  2. Dorothy McGuire

    Dorothy McGuire

    Eliza Birdwell

  3. Anthony Perkins

    Anthony Perkins

    Josh Birdwell

  4. Richard Eyer

    Richard Eyer

    Little Jess Birdwell

  5. Robert Middleton

    Robert Middleton

    Sam Jordan

  6. Phyllis Love

    Phyllis Love

    Mattie Birdwell

  7. Peter Mark Richman

    Peter Mark Richman

    Gardner 'Gard' Jordan

  8. Walter Catlett

    Walter Catlett

    Professor Quigley

  9. Richard Hale

    Richard Hale


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Friendly Persuasion
Friendly Persuasion

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue $8,000,000.00


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