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Friendly Persuasion

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Original title
Friendly Persuasion
Running time
140 min.
United States United States
Michael Wilson (Novel: Jessamyn West)
Dimitri Tiomkin
Ellsworth J. Fredricks
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Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Adventure. Drama | American Civil War. 19th Century. Small Town Life (North-american). Religion
Synopsis / Plot
The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religous sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should they fight, despite their peaceful attitide?
1956: 6 Nominations for Oscar, including Movie, Director and Supporting Actor (Perkins)
1956: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations, including Best Actor - Drama (Gary Cooper)
1956: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and actress
1956: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Drama Screenplay
1957: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm)
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