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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

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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  • A great film, not a political tool.....

    george frimel 2018-05-28

    It astounds me that as late as 2017 there are those that think this film was a tool of the Nixon administration. The film suffered as did other great... MORE>

  • Two great actors

    Larry 2017-09-19

    I don't really believe some of the reviews that suggest this film had some sort of covert political agenda. It's just a good story but what... MORE>

  • Covert political propaganda

    R.J.McLucas 2017-01-29

    This is a well made, written and filmed photo play because it was to help promote Richard M. Nixon on his bid to stay Vice President in 1956 election then... MORE>