Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Friendly Persuasion

      1975 1 hr. 40 min. Drama List
      Reviews The Birdwells, a family of Quakers living in Indiana led by patriarch Jess (Richard Kiley) and his wife, Eliza (Shirley Knight), must confront their pacifism and religious beliefs when the Civil War sweeps into their lives. The elder Birdwells maintain their beliefs; their sons, Josh (Michael O'Keefe) and Labe (Kevin O'Keefe), are more conflicted. But the family finds a way to help the war effort against the South when they give shelter and protection to escaped slaves. Read More Read Less

      Audience Reviews

      View All (0) audience reviews
      There are no Verified Audience reviews for Friendly Persuasion yet. Read All Audience Reviews
      Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The Birdwells, a family of Quakers living in Indiana led by patriarch Jess (Richard Kiley) and his wife, Eliza (Shirley Knight), must confront their pacifism and religious beliefs when the Civil War sweeps into their lives. The elder Birdwells maintain their beliefs; their sons, Josh (Michael O'Keefe) and Labe (Kevin O'Keefe), are more conflicted. But the family finds a way to help the war effort against the South when they give shelter and protection to escaped slaves.
      Director
      Joseph Sargent
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English