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Friendly Persuasion

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(ABC, 5/18/1975, 120 mins). A loving remake of William Wyler’s 1956 film classic, with Richard Kiley and Shirley Knight in the Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire roles as a Quaker couple who, when forced to a painful decision by their convictions, risk their lives to help a pair of runaway slaves. Based on Jessamyn West’s books “Friendly Persuasion” and “Except for Me and Thee.” Subsequently retitled “Except for Me and Thee.”

Production Companies International Film Productions, Allied Artists. Director Joseph Sargent. Executive Producers Emmanuel L. Wolf, Herbert B. Leonard. Producer Joseph Sargent. Teleplay William Wood. Based on Novels by Jessamyn West. Photography Mario Tosi. Music John Cacavas. Title song Dimitri Tiomkin. Title song lyrics Paul Francis Webster. Editors George Jay Nicholson, Edward J. Forsyth. Art Director James Spencer.

Cast Richard Kiley (Jess Birdwell), Shirley Knight (Eliza Birdwell), Clifton James (Sam Jordan), Michael O’Keefe (Josh), Kevin O’Keefe (Labe), Tracie Savage (Mattie), Sparky Marcus (Little Jess), Paul Benjamin (Swan Stebeney), Erik Holland (Enoch), Maria Grimm (Lily Truscott), Robert Minor (Burk), Twila Polland, Bruce Fischer, Art Ellison, Jessie Lee Fulton, Ron Weyand, Walter Scott, Cynthia Grover, Stephanie Leonard, Deana Dickens, Tom Spratley, Charles Seybert, Samantha the Goose.

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