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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  

Gary Cooper ... Jess Birdwell
Dorothy McGuire ... Eliza Birdwell
Anthony Perkins ... Josh Birdwell
Richard Eyer ... Little Jess Birdwell
Robert Middleton ... Sam Jordan
Phyllis Love Phyllis Love ... Mattie Birdwell
Peter Mark Richman ... Gard Jordan (as Mark Richman)
Walter Catlett ... Professor Quigley
Richard Hale ... Purdy
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Enoch
Theodore Newton ... Major Harvey
John Smith ... Caleb Cope
Edna Skinner ... Opal Hudspeth
Marjorie Durant Marjorie Durant ... Pearl Hudspeth
Frances Farwell Frances Farwell ... Ruby Hudspeth
Samantha the Goose Samantha the Goose ... Samantha the Goose
Marjorie Main ... The Widow Hudspeth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Anderson ... Poor Loser Dunked by Jess (uncredited)
Edward Andrews ... Soldier (uncredited)
Irvin Ashkenazy Irvin Ashkenazy ... Farmer (uncredited)
Walter Bacon Walter Bacon ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Benjie Bancroft Benjie Bancroft ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
John Barton John Barton ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Phil Bloom ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Nick Borgani Nick Borgani ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Quaker (uncredited)
Tex Brodus Tex Brodus ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Dancer at Carnival (uncredited)
Mary Carr ... Emma - Quaker Woman (uncredited)
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Barker (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Operator (uncredited)
Bud Cokes Bud Cokes ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Cecil Combs Cecil Combs ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
John Compton ... Rebel Lieutenant (uncredited)
Chuck Courtney ... Reb Courier (uncredited)
John Craven ... Band Leader (uncredited)
Billy Curtis ... Midget at County Fair (uncredited)
Russell Custer Russell Custer ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Charles Delaney ... Drinker (uncredited)
John Dierkes ... Farmer (uncredited)
James Dobson James Dobson ... Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
Richard Elmore Richard Elmore ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Billy Engle ... Small Role (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Bob Folkerson Bob Folkerson ... Southern Renegade (uncredited)
Robert Fuller ... Youthful Soldier at Shooting Gallery (uncredited)
Ralph Gamble Ralph Gamble ... Medicine Man (uncredited)
Richard Garland ... Rebel Bushwhacker Grabbed by Jess (uncredited)
Slim Gaut Slim Gaut ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Everett Glass ... Brother Amos - Elder (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Jim Goodwin ... Coward (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Quaker (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Lemonade Vendor (uncredited)
Charles Halton ... Brother Cope - Elder (uncredited)
Ron Hargrave Ron Hargrave ... Farmer (uncredited)
Harry Hines Harry Hines ... County Fair Barker (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Shooting Gallery Operator (uncredited)
George Huggins ... Church Member (uncredited)
Jean Inness Jean Inness ... Mrs. Purdy (uncredited)
Tom Irish ... Young Rebel (uncredited)
Jack Isbell 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 Leroy Johnson ... Forager (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Quaker (uncredited)
Chester Jones Chester Jones ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
King Karlo King Karlo ... Fire Eater (uncredited)
Don Kennedy Don Kennedy ... Buster - Whacked by Eliza (uncredited)
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Billy Goat's Manager (uncredited)
Wright King ... Forager (uncredited)
Helen Kleeb ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Quaker (uncredited)
Clarence Landry Clarence Landry ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Norman Leavitt ... Clem - Looter (uncredited)
Nelson Leigh ... Methodist Minister (uncredited)
Tom London ... Farmer on Front Line with Gard (uncredited)
Jack Macy Jack Macy ... Small Role (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Doug McClure ... Soldier (uncredited)
Tipp McClure Tipp McClure ... Union Soldier (uncredited)
Tyler McVey Tyler McVey ... Farmer (uncredited)
Dennis Moore ... Farmer (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz Ralph Moratz ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Charles Morton ... Farmer (uncredited)
Ron Nyman ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
James O'Hara ... Forager (uncredited)
Murray Parker 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)
'Snub' Pollard ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Ivan Rasputin Ivan Rasputin ... Billy Goat - Wrestling Challenger (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Farmer (uncredited)
Henry Rowland Henry Rowland ... O'Hara (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Businessman (uncredited)
William Schallert ... Young Husband (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Quaker (uncredited)
James Seay ... Rebel Captain (uncredited)
Lucile Sewall Lucile Sewall ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Russell Simpson ... Brother Griffith - Elder (uncredited)
Leslie Sketchley Leslie Sketchley ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Cap Somers Cap Somers ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Jack Sterling Jack Sterling ... Rebel (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Rebel Looter (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Supply Sergeant (uncredited)
Joe Turkel ... Poor Loser (uncredited)
William Vedder William Vedder ... Farmer (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Glen Walters Glen Walters ... Dancer at Carnival (uncredited)
Steve Warren Steve Warren ... Haskell (uncredited)
Hart Wayne Hart Wayne ... Farmer (uncredited)
Wally West ... Christian Church Member (uncredited)

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)

Script and Continuity Department 

Robert Gary ... set continuity
Cosmo Genovese ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Harry F. Hogan ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Richard Michaels ... assistant script supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew 

Clarence Marks ... consultant
Richard Maybery ... production assistant
Stuart Millar ... assistant to the producer
Jessamyn West ... technical advisor
Crew verified as complete

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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