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Sergeant York -- Story of World War I hero who captured German position single-handedly. Film also portrays York's earlier life in the mountains of Tennessee.

Overview

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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:
It all adds up to a great film See more (93 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)
Robert Milasch ... Man in Church (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)
William Sundholm ... Man in Church (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)
 
Location Management
William Guthrie .... location manager (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)
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:
When this movie was made, America was not taking part in World War II. At this time a number of Hollywood studios were pro-American involvement in the war. This movie is one of a number of films made during the late 1930s and early 1940s that represented pro-American intervention in the war. These films include: A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941), Man Hunt (1941), Foreign Correspondent (1940), The Mortal Storm (1940), Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the rifle range, after the first shot, York is given 5 rounds. He shoots the first into the target which is then covered by a white round paster. Then he shoots the next four into the paster. When the target is checked by the range personnel, there are 5 holes in the paster instead of 4.See more »
Quotes:
[Alvin puts a handful of dirt onto a plate at the table and pushes it toward his mother]
Mother York:That there's bottom land soil, ain't it? Queer how the folks on the bottom looks down on the folks on the top. It was always that way. No changin' it!
Alvin:I'm gonna *get* us a piece of bottom land!
Mother York:Your pa set out to get a piece of bottom land once. Nary a man ever tried any harder! Liked to *kill* hisself tryin'!
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22 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
It all adds up to a great film, 7 November 1999
Author: Danlanham from Central Kentucky

The authentic portrayal of mountain life, an honorable protagonist portrayed by a great actor in his finest role, hard decisions in the time of war mixed with a healthy dose of levity, not to mention an outstanding supporting cast are just a few of the reasons why this film has always been my favorite movie. I am aware that this was a WWII propaganda film but I'm just idealistic enough that I buy the whole package.

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