Sergeant York

original presskit for Sergeant York (1941)

Sergeant York

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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foreign poster for Sergeant York (1941)

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foreign lobby card for Sergeant York (1941)

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foreign lobby card for Sergeant York (1941)

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Alvin York in his medal ceremony upon returning from Europe in an original publicity still for Sergeant York (1941)

Sergeant York

foreign lobby card for Sergeant York (1941)

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foreign theater ad for Sergeant York.  The film premiered Jul 2, 1941, in time for the fourth of July weekend.  It was Howard Hawks’ 25th film as a director and his most successful film critically and commercially.  It was the top box office blockbuster of 1942, and Hawks’ only Oscar nomination as Best Director.

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Gary Cooper reports for duty during World War I in an original publicity still for Sergeant York (1941).  It was inspiring to many Americans who still were isolationist in their views about Nazi Germany.

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Dickie Moore, Gary Cooper, and perhaps Ward Bond in an original publicity still for Sergeant York (1941)

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foreign lobby card for Sergeant York (1941)

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foreign lobby card for Sergeant York (1941)

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theater display for Sergeant York (1941)

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theater display for Sergeant York (1941)

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Walter Brennan and Margaret Wycherly in a screencap from Sergeant York (1941)