Friendly Persuasion

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Friendly Persuasion ★★★ Except for Me and Thee 1956

Earnest, solidly acted tale about a peaceful Quaker family struggling to remain true to its ideals in spite of the Civil War which touches their farm life in southern Indiana. Cooper and McGuire are excellent as the parents with Perkins fine as the son worried he's using his religion to hide his cowardice. Based on a novel by Jessamyn West. 140m/C VHS, DVD . Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Marjorie Main, Charles Halton; D: William Wyler; W: Michael Wilson; C: Ellsworth Fredericks; M: Dimitri Tiomkin. Cannes ‘57: Film.