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Friendly Persuasion (25-Nov-1956)

Director: William Wyler

Writer: Michael Wilson

From novel: Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West

Music Composed and Conducted by: Dimitri Tiomkin

Producer: William Wyler

Keywords: Drama

A family of Quakers in Southern Indiana lead an idyllic life until Confederates at their doorstep force them to choose between their pacifist beliefs and the natural urge to defend their homestead. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adaptation, Best Sound Recording and Best Original Song. Won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Catlett
Actor
4-Feb-1889 14-Nov-1960 Bringing Up Baby
Gary Cooper
Actor
7-May-1901 14-May-1961 High Noon
Richard Eyer
Actor
6-May-1945   The Invisible Boy
Marjorie Main
Actor
24-Feb-1890 10-Apr-1975 Ma and Pa Kettle
Dorothy McGuire
Actor
14-Jun-1916 13-Sep-2001 A Summer Place
Theodore Newton
Actor
4-Aug-1904 28-Feb-1963 The Working Man
Anthony Perkins
Actor
4-Apr-1932 12-Sep-1992 Psycho
Peter Mark Richman
Actor
16-Apr-1927   Nick Cain on Cain's Hundred
Edna Skinner
Actor
23-May-1921 8-Aug-2003 Kay Addison on Mister Ed
John Smith
Actor
6-Mar-1931 25-Jan-1995 Slim Sherman on Laramie

CAST

Gary Cooper   ...   Jess Birdwell
Co-Starring
Dorothy McGuire   ...   Eliza Birdwell
Featuring
Anthony Perkins   ...   Josh Birdwell
Richard Eyer   ...   Little Jess
Robert Middleton   ...   Sam Jordan
Phyllis Love   ...   Mattie Birdwell
Peter Mark Richman   ...   Gard Jordan
Walter Catlett   ...   Prof. Quigley
Richard Hale   ...   Elder Purdy
Joel Fluellen   ...   Enoch
Theodore Newton   ...   Major
John Smith   ...   Caleb
Edna Skinner   ...   Opal
Marjorie Durant   ...   Pearl
Frances Farwell   ...   Ruby
Samantha   ...   The Goose
Also Co-Starring
Marjorie Main   ...   The Widow Hudspeth

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