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Friendly Persuasion (1956)

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137 min | Drama, Romance, War

The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.
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Writers
Jessamyn West (book) | Michael Wilson (screenplay) (originally uncredited)
Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin (music composed by)
Cinematographer
Ellsworth Fredericks (as Ellsworth Fredricks)
Editors
Robert Belcher (as Robert A. Belcher) | Edward A. Biery (as Edward A. Biery Jr.) | Robert Swink
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Budget
$3,000,000
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Release date
Nov 25, 1956 (United States)

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7.4 / 10 | 5,911 votes