FRIENDLY PERSUASION (1956)
Set in 1862 Indiana, a Quaker family faces small and large challenges and temptations from the outside world, which conflict with their traditional Quaker life style and values. Besides struggling with forbidden fruit such as organs, dancing, wrestling, horse racing, and gambling; the Civil War is about to drop into their front yard, when Confederate soldiers threaten to ride through the farmland country, looting and burning.
The cast includes: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, Phyllis Love, Peter Mark Richman, Walter Catlett, Richard Hale II, Joel Fluellen Marjorie Main, and Theodore Newton.
Directed by: William Wyler. Screenplay by: Michael Wilson, based on the novel by Jessamyn West. MORE
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