Friendly Persuasion (film)
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Friendly Persuasion is the title of a film released in 1956, starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins.
- Jess Birdwell: I'm just his father, Eliza, not his conscience. A man's life ain't worth a hill of beans except he lives up to his own conscience.
- Prof. Waldo Quigley: I want you to know, sir, I honor your prejudices - -um, uh, convictions.
- Josh Birdwell: I don't want to die. I don't think I could kill anyone if I tried. But I have to try, so long as other people have to.
- Rebel soldier: Peach pie!
- Little Jess Birdwell: It's rattlesnake pie.
- Rebel soldier: Best rattlesnake pie *I* ever tasted.
- Gary Cooper - Jess Birdwell
- Dorothy McGuire - Eliza Birdwell
- Anthony Perkins - Josh Birdwell
- Richard Eyer - Little Jess Birdwell
- Robert Middleton - Sam Jordan
- Phyllis Love - Mattie Birdwell
- Peter Mark Richman - Gard Jordan (as Mark Richman)
- Walter Catlett - Professor Quigley
- Richard Hale - Purdy
- Joel Fluellen - Enoch
- Theodore Newton - Major Harvey
- John Smith - Caleb Cope
- Marjorie Main - the widow Hudspeth
- Edna Skinner - Opal Hudspeth
- Marjorie Durant - Pearl Hudspeth
- Frances Farwell - Ruby Hudspeth
- WHAT FUN YOU'LL HAVE...AND WHAT A FAMILY! YOU'LL FEEL AS IF YOU ARE A PART OF IT...OR WOULD LIKE TO BE! (re-release print ad - all caps)
You'll love SAMANTHA, THE GOOSE! (re-release print ad - all caps)
- It Will Pleasure You in a Hundred Ways!
- Try FRIENDLY PERSUASION: It's Powerful!
- When You Looked At Jess Birdwell YOU LOOKED UP
- Jess is a big man and he walks the Indiana earth in a big way... a man of few words and many strengths... a man born with the gift of laughter and the knack for love, a power for good, a man who doesn't hold with killing. But now Jess faces a big decision -- to keep faith with what he lives by -- or to fight for what he loves... Only so great a theme could make so great a motion picture!
- Anthony Perkins, the most exciting screen discovery since James Dean!
- Pat Boone, the sensational Dot Recording artist, can be heard singing the big hit title-song, "Friendly Persuasion"