Friendly Persuasion (1956)
William Wyler's sensitive adaptation of the best-selling Jessamyn West novel stars Gary Cooper as the patriarch of an Indiana Quaker family staunchly opposed to violence. But they find their faith and love put to the test when eldest son Anthony Perkins feels he must join the army and fight in the Civil War in order to prove his manhood. Dorothy McGuire, Marjorie Main, Robert Middleton also star. 137 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Perkins), Best Director (William Wyler), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Song ("Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)")
- William Wyler
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Marjorie Main, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, Phyllis Love, Mark Richman, Walter Catlett, Richard Hale, Joel Fluellen, Theodore Newton, John Smith, Mary Carr, Jean Inness, Everett Glass, Charles Halton, Russell Simpson, Nelson Leigh, Helen Kleeb, Diane Jergens, Ralph Sanford, William Schallert, John Craven, James Lilburn... More