[The] Friendly Persuasion

Gary Cooper (starring)
Jessamyn West (novel)
William Wyler (director)
Michael Wilson (screenwriter)
Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins (starring)

Hollywood: Allied Artists, 1955. Final script for the 1956 film. SIGNED by actors Peter Mark Richman (who played the role of Gard Jordan) and Richard Eyer (who played the role of Little Jess) on the distribution page.

Based on the 1945 novel by Jessamyn West. In spite of his family's pacifist wishes, a Quaker decides to join the Home Guard during the early days of the Civil War. When confronted with violence he faces not only his own passion for being a soldier, but the dictates of his faith. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Director.

Set in Jennings County, Indiana, and shot on location in California.

Orange titled wrappers, with credits for director William Wyler. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page integral with the distribution page. 177 leaves, with last page of text numbered 163. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5/6/55 and 9/12/55. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. Housed in a custom red and blue quarter-leather clamshell box.

Pitts 1434.

[Book #156802]