Friendly Persuasion

  • 1956
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Long and a tad preachy, FRIENDLY PERSUASION recounts the story of a peaceful Quaker family in Indiana whose sanctity is disturbed by the Civil War in 1862. Cooper and McGuire play the parents of Josh (Perkins), who listens to a Union officer make a plea for young men to take up the Blue cudgel. Although morally opposed to war, Josh fears that he's using...read more

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Friendly Persuasion - Official Trailer
01:50 — The outbreak of the Civil War causes dissension within a family of peaceloving Quakers in rural Indiana. Nominated for Best Picture Oscar!
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01:54 — The outbreak of the Civil War causes dissension within a family of peaceloving Quakers in rural Indiana. Nominated for Best Picture Oscar!

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William Wyler's beautifully made film about a Quaker family in Civil War Indiana, where the father struggles to adhere to his pacifist ways, while his teenage son undergoes a crisis of conscience over whether to sign up for military service or not and be j (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Long and a tad preachy, FRIENDLY PERSUASION recounts the story of a peaceful Quaker family in Indiana whose sanctity is disturbed by the Civil War in 1862. Cooper and McGuire play the parents of Josh (Perkins), who listens to a Union officer make a plea f… (more)

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