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Joan Leslie  as Gracie Williams, the future Mrs. Alvin York, on the new modern World War I telephone in a screencap from Sergeant York (1941).  Alvin’s ma looks on.

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Dickie Moore as the brother of Sergeant York (1941), standing in front of Alvin York’s wife, sister and mother.

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June Lockhart and Joan Leslie marvel at the latest invention, a telephone. in a scene from Sergeant York (1941) with Walter Brennan.

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Gary Cooper and Joan Leslie in Sergeant York (1941).  It was in a few select theaters when Pearl Harbor was bombed.  It eventually became the number one box office hit of 1942, and was most helpful in committing many undecided Americans to the war effort.

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Alvin and Gracie York in Sergeant York (1941)

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Alvin York courts his future wife in Sergeant York (1941)

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Joan Leslie and her two sisters with Gary Cooper behind the scenes of Sergeant York (1941)

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Joan Leslie and Gary Cooper in Sergeant York (1941)

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Many of the outdoor scenes in Sergeant York (1941) were filmed at the Warner Brothers Ranch in Calabasas.

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Joan Leslie and Gary Cooper in a screencap from Sergeant York (1941)

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

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Gary Cooper and Joan Leslie pose for a publicity still for Sergeant York (1941)

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The age difference between Gary Cooper and Joan Leslie was 24 years in Sergeant York (1941), but in real life Alvin was 13 years younger than Gracie.

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Alvin York returns home a war hero in Sergeant York (1941)

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Alvin and Gracie York from Fentress County, Tennessee, in a screencap from Sergeant York (1941).