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Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion(1956)

Also Known As: Mr. Birdwell Goes to Battle |

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Brief Synopsis

A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War.

Cast & Crew

William Wyler Director
Gary Cooper Jess Birdwell
Dorothy McGuire Eliza Birdwell
Marjorie Main Widow Hudspeth
Anthony Perkins Josh Birdwell
Richard Eyer Little Jess Birdwell
Robert Middleton Sam Jordan
Phyllis Love Mattie Birdwell
Mark Richman Gard Jordan
Walter Catlett Professor Quigley
Richard Hale Elder Purdy
Theodore Newton Army Major Harvey
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York premiere: 1 Nov 1956
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  AFI; UCLA
UCLA has 35mm safety print R-A1-456-4, M27565;
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  Allied Artists Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Allied Artists Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  137 or 139 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  12,368    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • My Favorite Movie of All Time!!!

    Georgia 2015-08-27

    Of all the thousands of movies I've seen in my life, this is my absolute favorite! Pat Boone singing the opening song sets the tone for this romantic... MORE>

  • Not Wyler's Best

    David H. 2015-05-24

    I fail to see how this film got a 4 (out of 4) star rating or why it should be considered an Essential. Way too much time was spent in vignettes to develop... MORE>

  • Not Wyler's Best

    David H. 2015-05-24

    I fail to see how this film got a 4 star rating or why it should be considered an Essential. Way too much time was spent in vignettes to develop the... MORE>