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Sergeant York (1941)

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

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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>

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


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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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The directing gig was turned down by Michael Curtiz, Henry Koster, Henry Hathaway, Victor Fleming and Norman Taurog before it was finally offered to Howard Hawks. He was always Gary Cooper's choice for director and this choice was vindicated with Hawks' sole Academy Award nomination. See more »

Goofs

Alvin York's sidearm in the film was a blank-firing Luger P-08. The real Alvin York carried and used a Colt M1911, but the prop men at Warner Brothers could not figure out how to make this pistol fire blanks without manual cycling of the slide. See more »

Quotes

Gracie Williams: Folks say you're no good, 'ceptin' for fighting and hell-raising.
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Connections

Referenced in Ball of Fire (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
(1892) (uncredited)
Written by James Milton Black
Sung in church at the beginning of the picture
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Garry Cooper + great script = Classic film
19 August 2002 | by (Tampa) – See all my reviews

How does one define a classic film? It has been over 50 years since Sergeant York was made and It is still a joy to watch. Gary Cooper is, well, Gary Cooper. A Hollywood Icon and arguably one of the best actors ever. He gives a memorable, true to life portrayal of this simple back woods man thrust into a situation seemingly beyond his ability to comprehend. Alvin York was not an educated man, not a worldly man and not a great student of philosophy. Armed only with his dog-eared Bible and his own beliefs of right and wrong he must somehow balance his religious faith, his patriotic duty and his duty to his comrades. The script is well written. The performances are superb. This movie has action and humor and a warmth that touches one and all. Sergeant York stands the test of time. Whatever your definition, this is a classic.


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