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  • Walter Brennan

    Born on December 31, 1969 in Swampscott, Massachusetts

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Sergeant York (1941)

Walter Brennan as "Pastor Rosier Pile"

Prize-winning Tennessee marksman Alvin York (Gary Cooper), a recent convert to Christianity, finds himself torn between his non-violent beliefs and his desire to serve his country when recruited to fight in World War I. Kindly Major Buxton (Stanley Ridges) convinces York to engage in battle, where the pacifist's prowess with a rifle earns him honors as he continues to struggle with his decision to kill. Howard Hawks directs this adaptation of the real York's memoirs.

Academy Award (1941) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

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RvB's After Images: Barbary Coast (1935)

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Richard von Busack on Sep 22nd 2007, 8:08AM

Sep 22nd 2007, 8:08AM

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