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Gary Cooper as World War I hero Alvin York in a screencap from Sergeant York (1941)

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original poster for Sergeant York (1941).  After a couple of films at Columbia with Cary Grant, Howard Hawks returned to his favorite studio, Warner Brothers.  His previous film there was Ceiling Zero (1936).

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Pastor Pyle and the York family in a publicity still for Sergeant York (1941)

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Gary Cooper returns home from war to be greeted by friends and family in an original publicity still for Sergeant York (1941)

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Gary Cooper and Joan Leslie are husband and wife in Sergeant York (1941)

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re-release insert poster for Sergeant York (1941)

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Gary Cooper as Sergeant York (1941)

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Sergeant York (1941) ad in The Hollywood Reporter, probably for Oscar consideration.

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Gary Cooper in an original publicity still for Sergeant York (1941)

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Gary Cooper in his first Oscar winner as World War I hero Alvin York in Sergeant York (1942), a film that spoke volumes to pre-World War II audiences.  The film began a wide release a couple of months before Pearl Harbor and was important in changing many isolationist minds.

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Gary Cooper and Joan Leslie are husband and wife in an original publicity still for Sergeant York (1941)

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Gary Cooper and the town folk of Pall Mall, Tennessee in a re-release publicity still for Sergeant York (1941)

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behind the scenes of Sergeant York (1941).  Gary Cooper can be seen sitting down on the fake rock and Howard Hawks is sitting below the camera.

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Gary Cooper. Walter Brennan and Noah Beery are among the residents of Pall Mall, Tennessee in a publicity still for Sergeant York (1941)

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Gary Cooper goes to church with his wife, ma, and two siblings in a re-release publicity still for Sergeant York (1941).