Friendly Persuasion DVD

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For two years the Civil War has been elsewhere. Now Confederate forces are nearby, looting and burning. It is time to fight back, Jess Birdwell's neighbors insist. Yet Birdwell, a Quaker, knows there must be a better way to settle things.

In a role ideally suiting his stalwart persona, Gary Cooper plays Jess in William Wyler's beloved film of Jessamyn West's novel that earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Dorothy McGuire (the National Board of Review choice as Best Actress), Anthony Perkins and a superior cast get to the heart of family, faith and pacifism put to the test.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 137 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2000
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: William Wyler
  • Cast: Gary Cooper , Dorothy McGuire , Anthony Perkins
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Segment from the 1955 NBC-TV Series Wide Wide World
    Interactive Menus
    Production Notes
    Theatrical Trailer
    Scene Access
  • Release Date: 1956

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4.8

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4.8

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (24)
  • Entertaining (23)
  • Great cinematography (16)
  • Original (16)
  • High production value (11)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • At home (22)
  • Younger viewers (16)
  • Adult viewers (15)
  • Perfect gift (14)
  • Travel (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (17), Casual viewer (8)

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4.0

Very well done film. Anthony Perkins is terrific.

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from Palm Springs, Ca

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Original

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    Comments about this product:

    Well cast movie about a Quaker family (whose religion prohibits them from defending themselves even in time of war) caught up in the Civil War as it comes right to their doorstep. The question is, do they fight to defend their home and their neighbors homes or just "turn the other cheek" and let the confederates run rampant over their property and possible destroy everything they own. Anthony Perkins is superb as the son who feels that he must do something. Beautifully filmed as well.

     
    5.0

    DIDN'T VIEW IT YET BUT WONDERFUL FAMILY MOVIE SEEN MANY TIME

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    from THREE RIVERS MICHIGAN

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Family
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value

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        WONDERFUL MOVIE FOR SELF ENJOYMENT AS WELL AS A FAMILY SPIRITED MOVIE ONE OF MY FAVORITES.

         
        5.0

        Gotta love Gary Cooper

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        from USA

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          Story content always relevent, a good watch! Gary Cooper is always pleasant to spend a little time with!

           
          5.0

          Friendly persuasion

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          from Missouri

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          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography

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            • Adult Viewers
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            Comments about this product:

            Love the blend of drama and comedy, and actors seem to be truly simpatico.

             
            5.0

            Love this movie!

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            from Oklahoma

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            This is one of our favorites, it's so funny! Our family is definitely enjoying it.

             
            5.0

            Absolutely Fantastic Movie

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            from New Jersey

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original

            Cons

            • none

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            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
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            Comments about this product:

            I love every aspect of Friendly Persuasion. It is an essential for the movie lover.

             
            5.0

            Grandchildren learning history & tolersnce for others

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            from Tacoma, WA

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            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative

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              Comments about this product:

              Great for family movie night and history buffs.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              my top favorites

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              from Adel, IA

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              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Original

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                Comments about this product:

                It's a great story about how this family handled conflicting needs.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                One of my all time favorite love stories.

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                from Cleveland, OH

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                • It Is Such A Tender Story

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                    Product is always of the highest quality. I bought this past movie because I had been looking for it at stores for a long time. So happy to find it thru TCM. Their selection is always good.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

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                    from Big Elbow Lake, MN

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                          There's nothing bad about this film. A great great classic.

                           
                          5.0

                          Wonderful

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                          from Arlington, TX

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                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • High Production Value
                          • Informative
                          • Original

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                            Comments about this product:

                            Home viewing

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            excellent

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                            from batavia, ny

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value
                            • Informative
                            • Original

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                              Comments about this product:

                              Great Movie

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Award-Worthy Movie

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                              from CT

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                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • Great Cinematography
                              • High Production Value
                              • Informative
                              • Original

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                                Comments about this product:

                                Wonderful movie and cast. Absolutely a good one to enjoy many times again. This is one of those special movies that stay fresh in your mind for days after enjoying it.

                                 
                                5.0

                                What movies should be

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                                from Miami, FL

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                                Pros

                                • A Movie Of Beauty
                                • A Truly Unique Film From
                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Great Cinematography
                                • High Production Value
                                • Informative
                                • Original

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                                  Comments about this product:

                                  From an industry that predominately shows the ugly side of life comes a gem that will fill your heart with laughter, joy and peace. For anyone who seeks calm and sweetness.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Delightful, Funny, & Sad.

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                                  from Boonville, Indiana

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                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Original

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                                    • At Home
                                    • For Entire Family

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    Makes you wish people were as decent & moral now as they were back then. Our children would be much happier & healthier.

                                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Friendly Persuasion

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                                    from Kankakee, IL

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                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Great Cinematography
                                    • Informative
                                    • Original

                                    Cons

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                                      • At Home
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                                      Comments about this product:

                                      Great story about a Quaker family during the Civil War. When a son joins the army, a father must make a critical decision. Great acting and beautiful scenery.

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I felt Gary Cooper was at his funniest

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                                      from Las Cruces, NM

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                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Great Cinematography
                                      • Original

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                                        Comments about this product:

                                        As light comedy entertainment before bed time. The story characters were charming and clearly defined in their roles. This is a wonderful family movie.

                                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Love happy endings.

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                                        from York, NY

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                                        • Engaging Characters
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                                            Nice movie to sit and relax with.

                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Great classic

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                                            from Tohono O'odham Nation, AZ

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                                            Pros

                                            • Engaging Characters
                                            • Entertaining

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                                              • At Home

                                              Comments about this product:

                                              Great if you like older movies.

                                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              this a heart warming film with great act

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                                              from Orangeville, Ontario Canada

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                                              Pros

                                              • Buy it
                                              • Engaging Characters
                                              • Entertaining
                                              • Great Cinematography
                                              • High Production Value
                                              • Informative
                                              • Original

                                              Cons

                                              • No coms

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                                              Comments about this product:

                                              its everything you'd want your family to see..love it

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