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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
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When Private York returns from contemplating his exemption back in Tennessee, the clerk permits York into the major's office with, "All right, Sergeant," rather than, "All right, Private." It is during this encounter that his promotion to the rank of Corporal is approved, so the clerk is not dropping a hint to York. See more »
What we done in France, we had to do. And some as done it, didn't come back, and that kind of thing ain't for buying and selling.
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My Country 'tis of Thee
Music from "God Save the King"
Played over the opening credits and occasionally throughout the picture
Also played at the British medal ceremony See more »
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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