Friendly Persuasion
Reviewed in April 2014
Director: William Wyler. Cast: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Phyllis Love, Peter Mark Richman, Robert Middleton, Joel Fluellen, Walter Catlett, Marjorie Main, Theodore Newton, Richard Hale, John Smith, Frank Jenks, Don Kennedy. Screenplay: Michael Wilson (based on the novel by Jessamyn West).
Twitter Capsule: Wyler tries to Miniver up some Indiana Quakers as Rebels encroach. Recalls better work everyone did elsewhere.

Photo © 1956 Allied Artists Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director: William Wyler
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Perkins
Best Screenplay: Michael Wilson
Best Sound Recording: Gordon R. Glennan & Gordon E. Sawyer
Best Original Song: "Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)"

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actor (Drama): Gary Cooper
Best Supporting Actress: Marjorie Main
Best Film Promoting International Understanding

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America: Best Written American Drama
National Board of Review: Best Actress (McGuire)

Permalink Home 1956 ABC Blog E-Mail