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A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero.

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Cast

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Stanley Ridges ...
Major Buxton
Margaret Wycherly ...
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Ike Botkin
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Buck Lipscomb
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Rosie York
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George York
Clem Bevans ...
Zeke
Howard Da Silva ...
Lem (as Howard da Silva)
Charles Trowbridge ...
Cordell Hull
Harvey Stephens ...
Captain Danforth
David Bruce ...
Bert Thomas
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Storyline

A hillbilly sharpshooter becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI when he single-handedly attacks and captures a German position using the same strategy as in turkey shoot. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Missiles! Jets! Tanks! ...It's Still The Guy With Guts And A Gun Who Wins The War! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 September 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Amazing Life of Sergeant York  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,400,000 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The world premiere in New York City, New York on July 2, 1941 was attended by Alvin C. York and Gary Cooper, as well as producers Jesse L. Lasky and Hal B. Wallis and many well-known government and Army officials. See more »

Goofs

At 6.10am York and company leave the trenches to attack the German positions. Their shadows however indicate the sun is directly overhead. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant: Where did ya learn to shoot York?
Alvin: Well I ain't never *learned* Sergeant! Folks back home used to say I could shoot a rifle before I was *weaned*, but they was exaggeratin' some.
[everybody laughs]
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Connections

Referenced in Sanford and Son: Sergeant Gork (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played by the band at the train station
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Excellent performance by Cooper
10 November 2001 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Gary Cooper turned in an incredible performance in this movie. Although I've been familiar with his name for as long as I can remember, I was a little unsure as to why he was so highly regarded as an actor. Now I know. Just watch his face throughout this movie - he's incredibly expressive in communicating York's confusion and emotions during the changes he goes through.

That said, it's somewhat unfortunate that the movie simplified York's life (eg. in reality, he was stuck with a hefty mortgage on that nice house). The lightning-bolt incident didn't happen, either. But these are minor complaints, as the movie stays true to the key events of York's amazing story.


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