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Friendly Persuasion
TitleFriendly Persuasion
Time137 mins
GenreDrama; Family; Western; War
DirectorWilliam Wyler
ActorGary Cooper as Jess Birdwell; Dorothy McGuire as Eliza Birdwell; Anthony Perkins as Josh Birdwell; Richard Eyer as Little Jess Birdwell; Robert Middleton as Sam Jordan; Phyllis Love as Mattie Birdwell; Peter Mark Richman as Gard Jordan; Walter Catlett as Professor Quigley; Richard Hale as Purdy; Joel Fluellen as Enoch; Theodore Newton as Major Harvey; John Smith as Caleb Cope; Edna Skinner as Opal Hudspeth; Marjorie Durant as Pearl Hudspeth; Frances Farwell as Ruby Hudspeth
RatingNR (Not Rated)
CinematographyEllsworth Fredericks
PlotThe story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should they fight, despite their peaceful attitude?
ProducerWilliam Wyler; Walter Mirisch
WriterMichael Wilson; Jessamyn West
SubtitlesEnglish; French; English (Closed Captioned)
Friendly Persuasion