• Friendly Persuasion (1956)

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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

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