Sergeant York

Alvin York doesn’t want to hear it from Pastor Pyle in a scene from Sergeant York (1941)

Sergeant York

Gary Cooper as Alvin York in a screencap from Sergeant York (1941)

Sergeant York

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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.

Sergeant York

original publicity still for Sergeant York (1941).