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Description
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.
Additional Details
Director
William Wyler
Genre
Drama
Production Year
1956
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 137 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • 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
  • 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
Reviews
22 Reviews
4.8

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NoneFriendly Persuasion DVD
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (19)
  • Engaging characters (18)
  • Original (14)
  • Great cinematography (12)
  • Informative (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (17)
  • Younger viewers (13)
  • Perfect gift (12)
  • Adult viewers (11)
  • Travel (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (14), Casual viewer (6)

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4.0

One of my all time favorite love stories.

By Oldie but goodie.

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Is Such A Tender Story

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about this product:

      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.

       
      5.0

      Scouts Review

      By Scout

      from Big Elbow Lake, MN

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

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

             
            5.0

            Wonderful

            By Denise the movie lover

            from Arlington, TX

            About Me Movie Buff

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • In The Car
              • Perfect Gift
              • Special Needs
              • Travel
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              Home viewing

               
              5.0

              excellent

              By bob car

              from batavia, ny

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • In The Car
                • Perfect Gift
                • Special Needs
                • Travel
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about this product:

                Great Movie

                 
                5.0

                Friendly Persuasion

                By Mona

                from St. Cloud, MN

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  This is multi-genre type movie: War, History, Drama, Comedy, Action, Family and Romance.

                  Gary Cooper is husband, father and farmer in a Pennsylvania village. Dorothy McGuire is wife, mother and pastor of a Quaker Meeting House. Anthony Perkins is the eldest child and confused about fighting. Their daughter is in love with a neighbor, Yankee soldier. Their young son is the target of the family pet. The pet is Samantha the goose, a good laugh every time.

                  My favorite scenes are as follows. This Quaker family goes to the county fair. When Gary and Tony go on a road trip to sell nursery stock and they meet Marjorie Main. Gary's love of horse racing with his best buddy every Sunday in their buggies. When an organ arrives, scandalous! How the daughter deals with her beau when her young brother teases. When their hired farm hand has to disappear for a long while, if captured, it is slavery again. How Dorothy deals with the Confederate soldiers on the farmstead. How Gary dealt with the death of his best buddy and the Confederate sniper. How Anthony dealt with a battle!

                  This is one of those movies that you must not miss watching! This is a very heart warming movie. It has strong family values and morals at its best, presented with good humor. Something you will watch now and again, all children included.

                   
                  5.0

                  Award-Worthy Movie

                  By Mr. Geo

                  from CT

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • Perfect Gift
                    • Younger Viewers

                    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

                    By A Family Friend

                    from Miami, FL

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • In The Car
                      • Perfect Gift
                      • Special Needs
                      • Travel
                      • Younger Viewers

                      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.

                      By Xandor

                      from Boonville, Indiana

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Original

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • 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.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Friendly Persuasion

                        By MotoX Mom

                        from Kankakee, IL

                        About Me Movie Buff

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adult Viewers
                          • At Home
                          • In The Car
                          • Travel
                          • Younger Viewers

                          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.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I felt Gary Cooper was at his funniest

                          By Jacque' classic movie lover

                          from Las Cruces, NM

                          About Me Casual Viewer

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • Original

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • In The Car
                            • Perfect Gift
                            • Travel
                            • Younger Viewers

                            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.

                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Love happy endings.

                            By Max

                            from York, NY

                            About Me Casual Viewer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about this product:

                                Nice movie to sit and relax with.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great classic

                                By Hashi

                                from Tohono O'odham Nation, AZ

                                About Me Casual Viewer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  Great if you like older movies.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  this a heart warming film with great act

                                  By skeeter

                                  from Orangeville, Ontario Canada

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • No coms

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home
                                  • Perfect Gift
                                  • Travel
                                  • Younger Viewers

                                  Comments about this product:

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

                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  One of the best films ever made

                                  By RH Factor

                                  from Fallbrook, CA

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Great story

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Adult Viewers
                                    • At Home
                                    • Younger Viewers

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    It has everything including action, adventure, comedy, drama, history, and romance with a talented cast of characters and a great story line.

                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    A great movie "simplistic"

                                    By Tommy Boy

                                    from Saint Maries, Idaho

                                    About Me Movie Buff

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Entertaining

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Visual Effects

                                    Best Uses

                                    • At Home

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    My favorite thing is sunday morning and a great movie from a different time in life!!!

                                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Movie -- You'll Enjoy It!

                                    By Louie's Mama

                                    from Hampton, VA

                                    About Me Movie Buff

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Original

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Adult Viewers
                                      • At Home
                                      • In The Car
                                      • Perfect Gift
                                      • Special Needs
                                      • To Raise Your Spirits
                                      • Travel
                                      • Younger Viewers

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      If you love classic movies with a lesson of love and family values this movie is for you. It will make you smile, even laugh at times. It's about Quakers, but it's NOT puritanical. It shows the fun-loving, human side of their lives and how they interact with, accept, and even grow to love their neighbors of other faiths and beliefs. This film will leave you smiling, although you may cry some too during the telling of the story. And, finally, if Samantha the Goose doesn't make you laugh, nothing will.

                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      friendly persuasion

                                      By I like movies

                                      from Portland Or.

                                      About Me Movie Buff

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Great Cinematography

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • At Home

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        I have over 300 movies. Most, I purchase, because I have seen before. Some time it is years since I viewed them. This time I bought 22 movies, of which 3 have not arrived. In this case I have not seen it yet, since years ago. It is a good movie, and I will see it several times in the next few years.

                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Friendly Pursuasion

                                        By Gr8Dane

                                        from Phoenix, AZ

                                        About Me Movie Buff

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Fantastic Message
                                        • Great Cinematography
                                        • Phenomenal Acting

                                        Cons

                                        • none

                                        Best Uses

                                        • any time

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        A great movie - period!

                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Gentle, Healing Family Values

                                        By Coxy320

                                        from Brooklyn, New York

                                        About Me Movie Buff

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Perfect Gift

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          On a cold, dreary winter's day in the Northeast, there is nothing so stirring as watching Gary Cooper and Dorothy Malone wrestle with raising a family on the open plains. Every actor in this ensemble is fantastic. A great piece of film! Not to be missed!
                                          One of my all-time favorite movies. The score is also thrilling!

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          A favorite movie.

                                          By Barb

                                          from St. Louis, Mo.

                                          About Me Movie Buff

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • A great story
                                          • Engaging Characters
                                          • Entertaining
                                          • Great Cinematography
                                          • High Production Value
                                          • Informative
                                          • Original

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Adult Viewers
                                            • At Home
                                            • In The Car
                                            • Perfect Gift
                                            • Travel
                                            • Younger Viewers

                                            Comments about this product:

                                            Movies don't get any better. It has it all. Good story, humor, romance, a few tears, and heart warming. Great acting and very likeable characters.

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