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Friendly Persuasion (1956) Movie Information

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Friendly Persuasion (1956)
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Drama, Western





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William Wyler


Gary Cooper
Dorothy McGuire
Anthony Perkins
Robert Middleton
Peter Mark Richman
Richard Eyer





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In 1862 a Quaker family must reconcile their religion's opposition to violence and war with the advance of the Civil War that will force them to act. -- Chris Kavan

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mitchellyoung 09/10/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A strong film that explores themes of faith, dedication, and pacifism with respect and insight. Gary Cooper is at his most grave here and Anthony Perkins, in a pre-Psycho role, is also a standout as Cooper's earnest son. The film also boasts a great and stirring theme song, maybe better than the film itself.

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Allison 10/27/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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I remember this movie because the people were Amish and I thought it should have been called "Thy Friendly Persuasion."

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