Sergeant York

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Sergeant York ★★★★ 1941

Timely and enduring war movie based on the true story of Alvin York, the country boy from Tennessee drafted during WWI. At first a pacifist, Sergeant York (Cooper, well cast in an Oscar-winning role) finds justification for fighting and becomes one of the war's greatest heros. Gentle scenes of rural life contrast with horrific battlegrounds. York served as a consultant. 134m/B VHS, DVD . Gary Cooper, Joan Leslie, Walter Brennan, Dickie Moore, Ward Bond, George Tobias, Noah Beery Jr., June Lockhart, Stanley Ridges, Margaret Wycherly, James Ander son, David Bruce, Lane Chandler, Elisha Cook Jr., Erville Alderson, Howard da Silva, Donald Doug las, Frank Faylen, Pat Flaherty, Joseph Girard, Creighton Hale, Russell Hicks, George Irving, Selmer Jackson, Jack Pennick, Harvey Stephens, Kay Sutton, Clem Bevans, Charles Trowbridge, Guy Wilkerson, Gig Young; D: Howard Hawks; W: Abem Finkel, Harry Chandler, Howard Koch, John Huston; C: Sol Polito; M: Max Steiner. Oscars '41: Actor (Cooper), Film Editing; N.Y. Film Critics '41: Actor (Cooper).