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Friendly Persuasion


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MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Director: William Wyler

The patriarch of a peace-loving Quaker family, Jess Birdwell, 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, 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
  • Jess Birdwell
  • Dorothy McGuire
  • Eliza Birdwell
  • Anthony Perkins
  • Josh Birdwell
  • Marjorie Main
  • The Widow Hudspeth
  • Richard Eyer
  • Little Jess Birdwell
  • Robert Middleton
  • Sam Jordan
  • Phyllis Love
  • Mattie Birdwell
  • Peter Mark Richman
  • Gard Jordan
Producers :
William Wyler
Writers :
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