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Director:
Writers:
Abem Finkel (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
27 September 1941 (USA) See more »
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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:
True story of a hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Garry Cooper + great script = Classic film See more (72 total) »

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 ... Maj. 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 ... Capt. Danforth
David Bruce ... Bert Thomas
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134 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating) | Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #7090)

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Alvin C. York had been approached by producer Jesse Lasky several times, beginning in 1919, to allow a movie to be made of his life, but had refused, believing that "This uniform ain't for sale." Lasky convinced York that, with war threatening in Europe, it was his patriotic duty to allow the film to proceed. York finally agreed - but only on three conditions. First, York's share of the profits would be contributed to a Bible School York wanted constructed. Second, no cigarette smoking actress could be chosen to play his wife. Third, that only Gary Cooper, could recreate his life on screen. Cooper at first turned down the role, but when York himself contacted the star with a personal plea, Cooper agreed to do the picture.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: At 6.10am York and company leave the trenches to attack the German positions. Their shadows however indicate the sun is directly overhead.See more »
Quotes:
Alvin:I ain't a-goin' to war. War's killin', and the book's agin' killin! So war is agin' the book!See more »
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13 out of 16 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 plus 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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