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Friendly Persuasion
A devout Southern Indiana Quaker family attempts to resist the call to arms during the Civil War, but their pacifism is sorely tested by the events that engulf them in this classic film directed by William Wyler. Intriguing events unfold as a young Quaker woman falls in love with a soldier. Moving and often humorous story of the painful changes confronting five families and the choices they are forced to make. Starring screen legend Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins.
Drama
138 min
1956
NR
Warner Bros.
English
VUDU Community
4.6
TOMATOMETER
100%
Cast & Crew
 
William Wyler
William Wyler
Director
Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
Jess Birdwell
Dorothy McGuire
Dorothy McGuire
Eliza Birdwell
Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins
Josh Birdwell
Marjorie Main
Marjorie Main
Widow Hudspeth
Robert Middleton
Robert Middleton
Sam Jordan
Richard Eyer
Richard Eyer
Little Jess Birdwell
Phyllis Love
Phyllis Love
Mattie Birdwell
Mark Richman
Mark Richman
Gard Jordan
Walter Catlett
Walter Catlett
Prof. Quigley
Richard Hale
Richard Hale
Purdy
Jessamyn West
Jessamyn West
Book Author
Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson
Screenwriter