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Sergeant York (1941)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 27 September 1941 (USA)
A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alvin C. York
... Pastor Rosier Pile
... Gracie Williams
... 'Pusher' Ross
... Major Buxton
... Mother York
... Ike Botkin
... Buck Lipscomb
... Rosie York
... George York
... Zeke
... Lem (as Howard da Silva)
... Cordell Hull
... Captain Danforth
... 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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According to Robert Osborne's ACADEMY AWARD ILLUSTRATED, Walter Brennan did NOT wine Best Supporting Actor for SARGEANT YORK. Donald Crisp won for HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY and Brennan lost to him. Brennan only won THREE Oscars, not four, so SARGEANT YORK should be deleted. See more »


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Release Date:

27 September 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Amazing Life of Sergeant York  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,400,000
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film earned legendary director Howard Hawks his only Best Director Oscar nomination. See more »

Goofs

When York confronts Mr. Tompkins after the lightning episode, Tompkins, thinking York will be physical with him picks up a large wrench with his right hand and raises it to his right shoulder (perpendicular to the ground) . In the next camera angle showing both York & Tompkins, the wrench is now lowered, parallel to the ground and again raises it to his right shoulder/perpendicular to the ground. See more »

Quotes

Alvin: Well I'm as much agin' killin' as ever, sir. But it was this way, Colonel. When I started out, I felt just like you said, but when I hear them machine guns a-goin', and all them fellas are droppin' around me... I figured them guns was killin' hundreds, maybe thousands, and there weren't nothin' anybody could do, but to stop them guns. And that's what I done.
Maj. Buxton: Do you mean to tell me that you did it to save lives?
Alvin: Yes sir, that was why.
Maj. Buxton: [amazed] Well, York, what you've just told me is the most ...
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Crazy Credits

"We are proud to present this picture, and are grateful to the heroic figures, still living, who have generously consented to be portrayed in its story.

To their faith and ours, that a day will come when man will live in peace on earth, this picture is humbly dedicated.

High in the heart of the Cumberland Mountains in Tennessee, lies the Valley of the Three Forks of the Wolf, and here in the spring of the year 1916..." See more »

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Referenced in NCIS: Royals & Loyals (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me That Old Time Religion
(uncredited)
Traditional American spiritual
Played occasionally throughout the picture
Sung by the folks in the church during the rainstorm
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I love this movie!
22 January 2005 | by 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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