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Friendly Persuasion (1956)

11/25/1956 (US) DramaWesternWar 2h 17m

It Will Pleasure You in a Hundred Ways!

Overview

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

    Director

  2. Michael Wilson

    Screenplay

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

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Friendly Persuasion
Friendly Persuasion

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $3.00

Revenue $8.00

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