Friendly Persuasion Poster

Release Date: 1956

DVD Release Date: December 5th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Marjorie Main, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, Phyllis Love, Peter Mark Richman

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Mother, Emotional, Daughter, Father, Family, Son, Forbidden love, Endearing


Nominated Music (Song)
Nominated Promoting International Understanding
Nominated Directing
Nominated Sound Recording
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Adapted)