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133 Ratings

FRIENDLY PERSUASION

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Directed by William Wyler
United States, 1956
Drama, War

Synopsis

Jess and Eliza Birdwell are happily raising their children in the pacifist, hospitable ways of the Quaker faith. But as the Civil War looms close to home, their eldest son, Josh, joins the Home Guard to defend their community against Rebel raiders, forcing them to examine their faith and conscience.

Synopsis

Jess and Eliza Birdwell are happily raising their children in the pacifist, hospitable ways of the Quaker faith. But as the Civil War looms close to home, their eldest son, Josh, joins the Home Guard to defend their community against Rebel raiders, forcing them to examine their faith and conscience.

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Friendly Persuasion Directed byWilliam Wyler

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1957 | Winner: Palme d'Or
Academy Awards
1957 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture
National Board of Review
1956 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

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