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Saturday Night at the Movies: Friendly Persuasion


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Gary Cooper , Dorothy McGuire
Marjorie Main , Anthony Perkins
1862: a farm in Southern Indiana. Despite the onrush of the American Civil War, life for the Birdwell family is seemingly uneventful and guided by Quaker principles. But as the country they love is devastated by battle, raiders invade their homestead. Jess and his son Josh, face a crisis as each must decide whether to take up arms or abide by his pacifist principles. from the book by JESSAMYN WEST
Produced and directed by WILLIAM WYLER films: page 15


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Dorothy McGuire
Unknown: Marjorie Main
Unknown: Anthony Perkins
Book By: Jessamyn West
Directed By: William Wyler
Jess Birdwell: Gary Cooper
Eliza Birdwell: Dorothy McGuire
Widow Hudspeth: Marjorie Main
Josh Birdwell: Anthony Perkins
Little Jess: Richard Eyer
Sam Jordan: Robert Middleton
Mattie Birdwell: Phyllis Love
Gard Jordan: Mark Richman
Professor Quigley: Walter Catlett
The Goose: Samantha

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Saturday Night at the Movies: Friendly Persuasion

BBC One London, 26 July 1980 19.00

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