One of my all-time favorite movies is Friendly Persuasion, starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins. What year was it made, and is it on DVD?
—Beverly Tanyer, Penn, Pa.
Based on the novel by Jessamyn West, Friendly Persuasion was released in 1956 and was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture. The film, about a pacifist family of Indiana Quakers caught in the Civil War, also starred Richard Eyer and a memorable goose named Samantha. It is available on DVD.