Sergeant York Poster

Release Date: September 27th, 1941

DVD Release Date: November 7th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, Margaret Wycherly, Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr.

Director: Howard Hawks

Genres: War

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Mother, France, Inspiring, Sacrifice, Endearing, Girlfriend, Transformation, Murder, Rise, Small town


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