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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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 »
Alvin York was a member of the 82nd Division, organized in 1917 and nicknamed the "All American" division because it had soldiers from all 48 states. York's division patch showed the "AA" on his left sleeve, and while he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in the movie his commanding general referenced his pride that York was part of the All American division. The 82nd was reconstituted as the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II, where it won even greater fame. See more »
When Alvin is teaching Sunday school, he is talking about the story of Cain and Abel, which is in Genesis at the beginning of the Bible and referred to in Hebrews and 1 John, near the end of the Bible, but he has his Bible opened in the middle. See more »
Still a Great Classic ,Oscar winning Performance for Cooper...
..SGT.YORK...yeah, it was released during WW2,to help the war effort, but it was a true story of the backwoods young man who really did not want to to go to war..and kill others in combat, which at first got him in some trouble.... But, did become a true hero and earned an Oscar for star Gary Cooper. The BEST part of the movie is before..York is drafted and first decides to hide in the hills ...Ward Bond, Walter Brennen are just two favorites that play important roles. The beautiful outdoor scenes in wonderful black and white, in the first of the film is unforgettable along with the fun and realistic setting of York's pursuit of his future wife and a piece of farm land,and the troubles he encounters before...going to war. Another 194O's classic with a lot of heart and soul, along with lots of entertainment value!.
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