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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Category: Drama, WarNotable as: Christian film, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Christian film, Costume drama, War film, Epic film, Family, DramaRuntime: 137 - 139 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: William WylerScreenwriter: Michael Wilson, Jessamyn WestBased on: The Friendly PersuasionMusic: Dimitri TiomkinStars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, Phyllis Love, Peter Mark Richman, Marjorie Main, John Smith Producer: Robert WylerStudio: Monogram PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (William Wyler)
Academy Award for Best Picture (William Wyler)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Perkins)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Michael Wilson)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
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Friendly Persuasion is a 1956 Civil War film starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton and Phyllis Love. The screenplay was adapted by Michael Wilson from the 1945 novel The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West, and was directed by William Wyler. The film tells the story of a pacifist Quaker family in southern Indiana during the American Civil War. The father of the family is gradually converted to supporting the war. The film was originally released with no screenwriting credit because Wilson was on the Hollywood blacklist. His credit was restored in 1996.


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