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Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Studio: Allied Artists
Producer: William Wyler
Starring: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Marjorie Main, Anthony Perkins.
Synopsis: The tranquil existence of a family of Quakers living in Indiana during the time of the Civil War is shattered when one of the sons decides to enlist in the Army. His decision raises difficult questions about courage and faith, and the evil of violence. While the patriarch of the clan competes with a friend to be the first to church on Sundays, his son is torn between his faith in nonviolence and his desire to prove his bravery in battle. Written without credit by black-listed writer Michael Wilson. Film debut for actor Anthony Perkins.
Academy Awards®:
Best Picture   Nominated
Best Director William Wyler Nominated
Supporting Actor Anthony Perkins Nominated
Sound Recording Gordon R. Glennan
Gordon Sawyer
Song Music by Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster Nominated
Golden Palm William Wyler Won
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