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Director:
Writers:
Abem Finkel (original screen play) and
Harry Chandlee (original screen play) ...
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Release Date:
27 September 1941 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
America's Greatest Modern Hero! Timelier today than ever . . thrilling and inspiring story of the kind of men that America is made of! See more »
Plot:
A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Garry Cooper + great script = Classic film See more (87 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Cooper ... Alvin C. York

Walter Brennan ... Pastor Rosier Pile

Joan Leslie ... Gracie Williams

George Tobias ... 'Pusher' Ross
Stanley Ridges ... Major Buxton
Margaret Wycherly ... Mother York

Ward Bond ... Ike Botkin

Noah Beery Jr. ... Buck Lipscomb

June Lockhart ... Rosie York

Dickie Moore ... 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
Carl Esmond ... German Major (as Charles Esmond)
Joe Sawyer ... Sergeant Early (as Joseph Sawyer)

Pat Flaherty ... Sergeant Harry Parsons
Robert Porterfield ... Zeb Andrews
Erville Alderson ... Nate Tomkins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray Alper ... But! Boy (uncredited)
James Anderson ... Eb (uncredited)
Arthur Aylesworth ... Marten - Bartender (uncredited)
Eugene Beday ... Private (uncredited)
Sonny Bupp ... Boy in Sunday School (uncredited)
James Bush ... Private (uncredited)
Nat Carr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Lucia Carroll ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Corporal Savage (uncredited)

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Clyde Cook ... Cockney Soldier (uncredited)
Ray Cooke ... Orderly (uncredited)
Roger Creed ... Motorcycle Soldier (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... Marshal Foch (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Donald Douglas ... Captain Tillman (uncredited)
Charles Drake ... Scorer (uncredited)
Roland Drew ... Officer (uncredited)

Frank Faylen ... But! Boy (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Officer (uncredited)
Arno Frey ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Frederick Giermann ... German Lieutenant (uncredited)
Jody Gilbert ... Fat Woman (uncredited)
Joseph W. Girard ... General John J. Pershing (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Reporter (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Soldier on Rifle Range (uncredited)
William Haade ... Card Player (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Associated Press Man (uncredited)
Henry Hall ... Mountaineer (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Man at Church (uncredited)
Russell Hicks ... General (uncredited)

George Irving ... Harrison (uncredited)
Jane Isbell ... Gracie's Sister (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... General Duncan (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Man at Church (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Oscar of the Waldorf (uncredited)
Victor Kilian ... Andrews (uncredited)
Joe King ... Draft Board Chairman (uncredited)
Rita La Roy ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Rolf Lindau ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Al Lloyd ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ted Mapes ... Soldier in Trench (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Beardsley (uncredited)

Tully Marshall ... Uncle Lige (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Reporter (uncredited)
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Mountaineer (uncredited)
Sammy McKim ... Boy (uncredited)
Patrick McVey ... Spoldier (uncredited)

Charles Middleton ... Mountaineer (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Orth ... Drummer (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Scorer (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... Corporal Cutting (uncredited)
Paul Phillips ... Orderly (uncredited)
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Mickey Rentschler ... Zeb's Brother (uncredited)
Walter Sande ... Sergeant on March (uncredited)
Wallace Scott ... Spoldier (uncredited)
Dick Simmons ... Marching Soldier (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Editor (uncredited)
Will Stanton ... Cockney Soldier (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Kay Sutton ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Marching Soldier (uncredited)
Sigfrid Tor ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Ralph Urmy ... Soldier (uncredited)
Theodore von Eltz ... Prison Camp Commander (uncredited)
Eddy Waller ... Man at Church (uncredited)
Pat West ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Lee 'Lasses' White ... Luke - Target Keeper (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Tom (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Turkey Shoot Participant (uncredited)
Douglas Wood ... Major Hylan (uncredited)
William Yetter Sr. ... German Soldier (uncredited)

Gig Young ... Marching Soldier (uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman ... Private (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Hawks 
 
Writing credits
Abem Finkel (original screen play) and
Harry Chandlee (original screen play) &
Howard Koch (original screen play) and
John Huston (original screen play)

Alvin C. York (based upon: the diary of) (as Sergeant York)

Tom Skeyhill (diary editor)

Sam Cowan  uncredited

Produced by
Jesse L. Lasky .... producer
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Howard Hawks .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Sol Polito (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Holmes (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
John Hughes 
 
Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Al Greenway .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Ethel Griswald .... second hair stylist (uncredited)
Paul Malcolm .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Edith Westmore .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Ern Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Eric Stacey .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William R. Lasky .... third assistant director (uncredited)
John Prettyman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Vincent Sherman .... additional director (uncredited)
Don Siegel .... second unit director (uncredited)
Jack Sullivan .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Lou Dolgin .... assistant props (uncredited)
Harper Goff .... set designer (uncredited)
Lucien Hafley .... props (uncredited)
Fred M. MacLean .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jack McConaghy .... assistant props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound
 
Stunts
Roger Creed .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Mapes .... stunt double: Gary Cooper (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Edeson .... photographer: battle sequences
Joe Cramer .... best boy (uncredited)
Frank Evans .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Albert Greene .... second camera (uncredited)
Mac Julian .... still photographer (uncredited)
Harold Noyes .... grip (uncredited)
Charles O'Bannon .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
S. Kring .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Ted Schultz .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Jeanette Storck .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Thomas Reilly .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestral arrangements
Max Steiner .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Donoho Hall .... technical advisor
Paul Walters .... technical advisor (as Paul Walters Capt. F.A.R.)
William Yetter Sr. .... technical advisor (as William Yetter)
Lucille Anderson .... stand-in (uncredited)
Teddy Blue .... stand-in (uncredited)
George Bookasta .... stand-in (uncredited)
Eugene Busch .... script clerk (uncredited)
Captain Chester Carlisle .... technical advisor (uncredited)
William Guthrie .... location manager (uncredited)
Ray Meeker .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rita Ross .... stand-in (uncredited)
Everett Sullivan .... stand-in (uncredited)
Slim Talbot .... stand-in (uncredited)
Carl Voss .... trainer of battle troops (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents: A Howard Hawks Production) (as Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
134 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to the daily production reports included in the film's file at USC, Vincent Sherman directed some scenes while Howard Hawks went to a racetrack.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Alvin looks at the calendar at the end of September to write down his most recent earnings, it is obvious from the calendar close-up that the addition from 22 to 23 September is incorrect. The addition of $41.35 plus $2.55 should yield $43.90, however, the incorrect total of $43.80 is recorded on the calendar as the total for Sept. 23rd.See more »
Quotes:
Drummer:[remarking on the area's isolation] What I'd like to know is, how do you fellows get into this valley?
Zeke:We was born here!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in L.A. Noire (2011) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
You're In The Army NowSee more »

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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Garry Cooper + great script = Classic film, 19 August 2002
Author: Karl Miller from Tampa

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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