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Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Marjorie Main as "The Widow Hudspeth"

The patriarch of a peace-loving Quaker family, Jess Birdwell (Gary Cooper), begins to question his pacifist values when the Civil War moves toward his close-knit Indiana community. Meanwhile, Jess's daughter, Mattie, is in love with a soldier, and her brother, Josh (Anthony Perkins), contemplates picking up arms to defend his home lest he be considered a coward. As Confederate forces draw nearer, the Birdwells must make some difficult, life-altering decisions.

Golden Globe (1956)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
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