Friendly Persuasion

Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1955. Final script for the 1956 film. Originally, screenwriter Michael Wilson went uncredited because he was on the Hollywood Blacklist. Credited here for screenwriting are novelist Jessamyn West and one of the film's producers Robert Wyler. Wilson was finally given the credit by the Screenwriters Guild in 1996.

Based on the 1945 novel by Jessamyn West. Members of a Quaker family in 1860s Indiana must individually reassess their faith and morals as the Civil War looms closer and closer to their home.

Set in Jennings County, Indiana.

Brown Allied Artists' leather binder, with credits for director William Wyler. Title page present, dated 18 August, 1955, noted as Final, with credits for novelist Jessamyn West, screenwriters Jessamyn West and Robert Wyler, and director William Wyler. 164 leaves, with last page of text numbered 163. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with revision pages throughout, dated variously between 9/6/55 and 9/12/55. Pages Very Good, binder Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.

Martin 140.

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