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Friendly Persuasion (1956) Poster

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Directed by 

William Wyler

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Jessamyn West ... (book)
 
Jessamyn West ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
Michael Wilson ... (screenplay) (originally uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Richard Eyer ...
Little Jess Birdwell
Robert Middleton ...
Phyllis Love ...
Mattie Birdwell
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Gard Jordan (as Mark Richman)
Walter Catlett ...
Professor Quigley
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Purdy
Joel Fluellen ...
Theodore Newton ...
Major Harvey
John Smith ...
Caleb Cope
Edna Skinner ...
Opal Hudspeth
Marjorie Durant ...
Pearl Hudspeth
Frances Farwell ...
Ruby Hudspeth
Samantha the Goose ...
Herself
Marjorie Main ...
The Widow Hudspeth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Anderson ...
Poor Loser Dunked by Jess (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Irvin Ashkenazy ...
Farmer (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ...
Quaker (uncredited)
Bob Burns ...
Dancer at Carnival (uncredited)
Mary Carr ...
Emma - Quaker Woman (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ...
Operator (uncredited)
Cecil Combs ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
John Compton ...
Rebel Lieutenant (uncredited)
Chuck Courtney ...
Reb Courier (uncredited)
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Band Leader (uncredited)
Billy Curtis ...
Midget at County Fair (uncredited)
Charles Delaney ...
Drinker (uncredited)
John Dierkes ...
Farmer (uncredited)
James Dobson ...
Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
Billy Engle ...
Small Role (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
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Youthful Soldier at Shooting Gallery (uncredited)
Ralph Gamble ...
Medicine Man (uncredited)
Richard Garland ...
Rebel Bushwhacker Grabbed by Jess (uncredited)
Everett Glass ...
Brother Amos - Elder (uncredited)
James Goodwin ...
Coward (uncredited)
Herman Hack ...
Quaker (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ...
Lemonade Vendor (uncredited)
Charles Halton ...
Brother Cope - Elder (uncredited)
Ron Hargrave ...
Farmer (uncredited)
Harry Hines ...
County Fair Barker (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ...
Shooting Gallery Operator (uncredited)
Jean Inness ...
Mrs. Purdy (uncredited)
Tom Irish ...
Young Rebel (uncredited)
Jack Isbell ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Mary Jackson ...
Country Woman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Frank Jenks ...
Shell Game Man (uncredited)
Diane Jergens ...
Elizabeth - Quaker Girl (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ...
Forager (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Quaker (uncredited)
King Karlo ...
Fire Eater (uncredited)
Don Kennedy ...
Buster - Whacked by Eliza (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Billy Goat's Manager (uncredited)
Wright King ...
Forager (uncredited)
Helen Kleeb ...
Old Lady (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ...
Quaker (uncredited)
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Clem - Looter (uncredited)
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Methodist Minister (uncredited)
Tom London ...
Farmer on Front Line with Gard (uncredited)
Jack Macy ...
Small Role (uncredited)
Hank Mann ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Jack McClure ...
Union Soldier (uncredited)
Tyler McVey ...
Farmer (uncredited)
Dennis Moore ...
Farmer (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Charles Morton ...
Farmer (uncredited)
Noble ...
Barker (uncredited)
James O'Hara ...
Forager (uncredited)
Murray Parker ...
Sword Swallower (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Jack Perry ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
John Pickard ...
Ex-Sergeant on Front Line with Josh (uncredited)
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Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Ivan Rasputin ...
Billy Goat - Wrestling Challenger (uncredited)
Gene Roth ...
Farmer (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ...
O'Hara (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ...
Businessman (uncredited)
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Young Husband (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ...
Quaker (uncredited)
James Seay ...
Rebel Captain (uncredited)
Russell Simpson ...
Brother Griffith - Elder (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Jack Sterling ...
Rebel (uncredited)
Frank Sully ...
Rebel Looter (uncredited)
William Tannen ...
Supply Sergeant (uncredited)
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Poor Loser (uncredited)
William Vedder ...
Farmer (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ...
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Glen Walters ...
Dancer at Carnival (uncredited)
Steve Warren ...
Haskell (uncredited)
Hart Wayne ...
Farmer (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Robert Wyler ... associate producer
William Wyler ... producer
Harry F. Hogan ... assistant producer (uncredited)
Walter Mirisch ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Dimitri Tiomkin ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by 

Ellsworth Fredericks ... director of photography (as Ellsworth Fredricks)

Film Editing by 

Robert Belcher ... film editor (as Robert A. Belcher)
Edward A. Biery ... film editor (as Edward A. Biery Jr.)
Robert Swink ... film editor

Art Direction by 

Ted Haworth ... (as Edward S. Haworth)

Set Decoration by 

Joseph Kish ... (as Joe Kish)

Costume Design by 

Dorothy Jeakins ... (costume design)

Makeup Department 

Agnes Flanagan ... hair stylist (as Agnes Flanigan)
Emile LaVigne ... makeup artist
Glenn Cavender ... makeup (uncredited)
John G. Holden ... makeup (uncredited)

Production Management 

Allen K. Wood ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Austen Jewell ... assistant director
Claude Binyon Jr. ... assistant director (uncredited)
Thomas Carr ... second unit director (uncredited)
William O'Donnell ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Tom Plews ... properties (as Tommy Plews)
James West ... construction supervisor (as Jimmy West)

Sound Department 

Ralph Butler ... recording engineer
Del Harris ... sound editor
Gordon R. Glennan ... sound recordist: Westrex Sound Services (uncredited)
Gordon Sawyer ... sound recordist: Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Augie Lohman ... special effects (as August Lohman)
Charles Duncan ... special effects (uncredited)
Hank Moreland ... special effects (uncredited)
Hank Morland ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts 

Tap Canutt ... stunts (uncredited)
John Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes ... stunts (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... stunts (uncredited)
Slim Talbot ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Ray Rennahan ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Al St. Hilaire ... stills (uncredited)
Phil Stern ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Bert Henrikson ... wardrobe
Norman Martien ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Sid Mintz ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Adolph Seidel ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Hal Ashby ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Richard C. Harris ... music editor
Dimitri Tiomkin ... music conducted by
Jack Dumont ... musician (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert Taylor ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Robert Gary ... set continuity
Clarence Marks ... consultant
Richard Maybery ... production assistant
Stuart Millar ... assistant to the producer
Jessamyn West ... technical advisor
Cosmo Genovese ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Harry F. Hogan ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Richard Michaels ... assistant script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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