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Sergeant York (1941)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 27 September 1941 (USA)
A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero.



(original screen play), (original screen play) | 4 more credits »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Major Buxton
Ike Botkin
Buck Lipscomb
Rosie York
George York
Lem (as Howard da Silva)
Cordell Hull
Harvey Stephens ...
Captain Danforth
Bert Thomas


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


$1,400,000 (estimated)


$16,400,000 (USA)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This earned Walter Brennan his fourth Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and was the only time Brennan didn't take home the statuette. See more »


Although York is shown as clean-shaven throughout the film, the real Alvin C. York grew a mustache while in the Army and kept it the rest of his life. See more »


Alvin: [warning German Major] Say, this gun touches off pretty easy!
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Referenced in Adam-12: Log 1: The Impossible Mission (1968) See more »


Froggy Went a-Courtin
Sung by Luke as he rides his mule into town.
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I love this movie!
22 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! It is a heartwarming story of a man coming to terms with entering a war right after he receives his new found pacifist ideas. It also shows how a mother's love is everlasting no matter how her child acts. We were required to watch this movie in a history class, and I admit I thought it was going to be dumb. I ended up being drawn into the story, so I recommended it to my family. I watch this movie any time I get a chance. My entire family ends up walking around using their backwood mountain accent for days after we watch the movie. If I could find it on DVD or video, I would definitely purchase this film.

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