Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

DVD - 2000
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Jess Birdwell and his family lead a tranquil life until they are caught up in the Civil War.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2000
ISBN: 9780790738697
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC FRI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 137 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Oct 22, 2019

VERY GOOD 1956 big production film with plot involving farming Quakers in Indiana during the Civil War. There were high quality actors/actresses in all the parts (like Gary Cooper as the Quaker family father). Well directed by William Wyler, it kept me engaged. Although I couldn't relate much to all the Quaker aspects, the other myriad flavors and conflicts of that time and place did. And Samantha the Goose was a terrific, um, character.

Jun 30, 2017

Beautiful movie belongs to Hollywood before it went for the weired and obnoxious. Acting is simple, talented and convincing. The top performance prize goes to Samantha the goose.

Vincent T Lombardo Jun 26, 2015

Silly, slow, and boring. I quit after 30 minutes.

kevfarley Nov 04, 2013

A classic ! After all these years it really holds up well for a second viewing ! This film was my first introduction to these strange people called 'Quakers',.. and an alternative idea to the John Wayne version as to the nature of courage.

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