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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.

Director:

Howard Hawks

Writers:

Abem Finkel (original screen play), Harry Chandlee (original screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

27 September 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amazing Life of Sergeant York See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,400,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gracie Williams: Folks say you're no good, 'ceptin' for fighting and hell-raising.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Planet 51 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
Played during the Waldorf Astoria scene
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Still a Great Classic ,Oscar winning Performance for Cooper...
23 October 1998 | by JRobertSee all my reviews

..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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