Sergeant York (1941) was a Action - Black-and-white Film directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Howard Hawks, Hal B. Wallis and Jesse L. Lasky.
Sergeant York was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2008.
Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Gary Cooper||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Walter Brennan||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Margaret Wycherly||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: John Hughes; Interior Decoration: Fred MacLean||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Sol Polito||Nominated|
|Best Director||Howard Hawks||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||William Holmes||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Max Steiner||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch, John Huston||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Warner Bros.||Nominated|
1001 Classic Movies: Sergeant YorkBy Amanda Garrett on May 17, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films
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Sergeant York(1941).By Dawn on Feb 18, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks
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Mother York: Don't rightly know, Child. Don't rightly know.
Pastor Rosier Pile: See that rock, Alvin? You've been plowin' around that rock a heap o' years.
Alvin: Sure have!
Pastor Rosier Pile: Did you ever think when you start plowin' yer furrows crooked, it's mighty hard to get 'em straight again?
Alvin: I never thought on it much.
Pastor Rosier Pile: It's that-a-way, I reckon, with other things 'sides plowin'. Satan's got ya by the shirt tail, Alvin!
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The actual firearm used by Alvin C. York to dispose of a line of seven Germans was not a Luger as depicted in the film, but rather a 1911 .45 ACP automatic. The Luger was preferred for the filmmaking, however, purely on the basis that they couldn't get the .45 to fire blanks.
William Keighley was scheduled to direct, but when the starting date was postponed, he went on to another film.
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