Friendly Persuasion (1956) was a Drama - War Film directed by William Wyler and produced by William Wyler, Walter Mirisch, Robert Wyler and Harry F. Hogan.
Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Anthony Perkins||Nominated|
|Best Director||William Wyler||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster||Nominated|
|Best Picture||William Wyler, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Michael Wilson||Nominated|
Friendly Persuasion (1956): Gary Cooper’s Quaker ClanBy 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 6, 2020 From 4 Star Films
The when is 1862. The where is Southern Indiana. We find ourselves in the throes of Quaker country as envisioned by novelist Jessamyn West and brought to the screen by his eminence, William Wyler. What follows is a lovely opening gambit with a goose about as anthropomorphic as they come without comp... Read full article
Friendly Persuasion (1956)By Beatrice on Apr 18, 2016 From Flickers in Time
Friendly Persuasion Directed by William Wyler Written by Jessamyn West and Michael Wilson (uncredited due to blacklist) 1956/USA Allied Artists Pictures/B-M Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental My husband says this film is not realistic. ?He may be right but I find it very charming. The story... Read full article
TCM Essentials: Friendly PersuasionBy Amanda Garrett on May 23, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films
TCM will air the historical drama Friendly Persuasion (1956) at 8 p.m. May 23 as part of its Essentials series. The film stars Gary Cooper as a peace-loving Quaker who is trying to keep his family together during the Civil War. I'll outline three things to look for while you're watching after the ju... Read full article
Friendly Persuasion(1956).By Dawn on Feb 24, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks
Friendly Persuasion(1956). Civil War film . Cast: 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 story b... Read full article
Friendly PersuasionBy Alyson on Sep 15, 2010 From The Best Picture Project
This is the story of a Quaker family in southern Indiana during the Civil War. ?You already want to skip it, don?t you? ?Believe me, it?s better than you expect. The family consists of parents Jess (Gary Cooper) and Eliza (Dorothy McGuire), oldest son Josh (Anthony Perkins), teenage daughter Mattie ... Read full article
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Josh Birdwell: I don't want to die. I don't think I could kill anyone if I tried. But I have to try, so long as other people have to.
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This was President Ronald Reagan's favorite film. In May 1988 he presented Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev with a VHS copy.
The role of Jess Birdwell was originally intended for Bing Crosby, who turned it down and recommended his close friend Gary Cooper for the part.
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