Product DetailsGary Cooper plays Alvin York, the real-life country lad and sharpshooter drafted to fight during World War I but blocked from killing by his pacifist sentiments. Howard Hawks makes a rousing, heroic film out of the tale, and Cooper gives one of his best performances (for which he won an Oscar). The 1941 feature seems as much a valentine to wartime America (and a not-so-subtle piece of propaganda) as anything, with Hawks capturing splendidly shot scenes of life in York's home state of Tennessee, which in turn provide a striking contrast to the battlefield. A key scene in the film, in which York is presented with an argument in favor of killing in war, is still thought provoking.
Store CommentsSpecial Features Commentary by Jeannine Basinger Classic Cartoon Porky's Preview Vintage short Lions for Sale Cooper Trailer Gallery New making-of-featurette Sergeant York: Of God and Country Vintage biographical profile Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend
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