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  Sergeant York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sergeant York is a 1941 biographical film about the life of Sergeant Alvin York, the most decorated American soldier of World War I.
The movie was adapted by Harry Chandlee, Sam Cowan (uncredited), Abem Finkel, John Huston and Howard Koch from the diary by Alvin York as edited by Tom Skeyhill.
York had handpicked Gary Cooper from the other actors as the actor to play the role of Himself (York).
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 The Legends and Traditions of the Great War: Sergeant Alvin York
York wrote on his draft card: "Dont [sic] want to fight." When his case came up for review it was denied at both the local and the state level because the Church of Christ in Christian Union was not recognized as a legitimate Christian sect.
York's life caught fire in the American imagination not because of who he was, but what he symbolized: a humble, self-reliant, God-fearing, taciturn patriot who slowly moved to action only when sufficiently provoked and then adamantly refused to capitalize on his fame.
York's memory is forever tied to Gary Cooper's laconic screen portrayal of the mountain hero and the myth surrounding his military exploits in the Argonne in 1918.
www.worldwar1.com /heritage/sgtayork.htm   (2700 words)

  
 The New American - The Real Sergeant York - January 5, 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
York wrote later in life that it was on this day that he was "saved" by the preaching of a local evangelist.
York decided that God’s law must take precedent over family tradition or the laws of man. When York registered for the draft he wrote simply on the form, "I don’t want to fight." He attempted to be exempted by reason that his church forbade its members to kill.
York and the other squad commanders assigned to the left flank of the advance quickly realized that the hills would be impossible to take from the front without significantly more men.
www.thenewamerican.com /tna/1998/vo14no01/vo14no01_york.htm   (1925 words)

  
 Sergeant York Serves the U.S. Army With Honor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sergeant York has served as the riderless horse in thousands of ceremonies since he was donated to the U.S. Army in 1997.
Sergeant York hadn't been originally intended for funeral processions, according to Sgt. Dobrisky, but he did so well at his other tasks, such as pulling carriages for weddings at Fort Myer's chapel, the unit began training him for riderless-horse duty.
Sergeant York's happy, alert nature, combined with his steady nerves and easy trainability, made him a natural for the role, and he responded well to the schooling.
www.equisearch.com /sergeantyork_071504/index.html   (1276 words)

  
 Sergeant York (1941 b 134')   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Adapted from York's diaries, a young man goes from carousing to religion that opposes killing, but he is persuaded to fight and becomes a war hero.
York declines a promotion, because he opposes killing; the Bible is debated, and York is given a history of the United States about its struggles for freedom.
York stays in the army and is made a corporal.
www.san.beck.org /MM/1941/SergeantYork.html   (543 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Sergeant York at Epinions.com
York was one of the most famous heroes of World War I, killing 20 Germans and capturing another 130 single-handedly.
Released at a time when the United States was preparing for war, "Sergeant York" reassured the public that you should serve your country during war, that the Germans deserve a good beating, and that even Joe Sixpack can become a stirring war hero.
Alvin York (Gary Cooper) begins the film as a hard drinking Tennessee hellraiser, trying to scratch out a meager living as a farmer on bad land with his mother (Margaret Wycherly) and stone-faced younger brother (Dickie Moore).
www.epinions.com /mvie-review-6D94-2F996FC-38D0393A-prod1   (457 words)

  
 Sergeant Alvin C. York
York, with the counsel and urging of his pastor, filed a form to stay at home as a conscientious objector; but all four of his requests were rejected, and November of 1917 found York leaving for a training camp in Georgia.
York sailed for France, not with the aim of becoming a hero, but determined to use his excellent shooting abilities to stop the war.
York was promoted to Sergeant and received the Distinguished Service Cross, the French Croix de Guerre, the French Legion of Honor, the Croce di Guerra of Italy, and the War Medal of Montenegro.
www.ylcf.org /journal/24/york.htm   (1207 words)

  
 Sergeant York Gets The Job Done: Arlington National Cemetery
The horse was Sergeant York, a 13-year-old standardbred who won a few races but never had much success on the racetrack.
Only a few weeks into basic training, Sergeant York was able to distinguish himself in a way he never did on the racetrack.
Sergeant York did so well in that exercise that he was awarded the job as understudy to the platoon's riderless horse.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /sergeant-york-horse.htm   (355 words)

  
 Sergeant York
A key scene in the film, in which York is presented with an argument in favor of killing in war, is still thought provoking.
Gary Cooper was 40 years old when he made "Sergeant York," and his Southern accent is weak at best, but those things do not end up detracting all that much from his performance or this film.
The supporting cast of "Sergeant York" is truly outstanding, with George Tobias as "Pusher" Ross, Ward Bond as Ike Botkin and Robert Porterfield as Zeb Andrews.
www.criticalconcern.com /sergeant_york.htm   (930 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Sergeant York: Video: Howard Hawks,Gary Cooper,Walter Brennan,Joan Leslie,George Tobias,Stanley ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
as Buck Lipscomb, June Lockhart as Rosie York, Dickie Moore as George York, Clem Bevans as Zeke, Howard Da Silva as Lem, Charles Trowbridge as Cordell Hull, Joan Leslie as Gracie Williams, George Tobias as 'Pusher' Ross, Stanley Ridges as Maj. Buxton, Margaret Wycherly as Mother York, Ward Bond as Ike Botkin, Noah Beery Jr.
York was one of the most unlikely heroes of World War I, yet he surprised both his comrades and his commanding officers with his reckless bravery in combat.
York is decorated for gallantry, promoted to sergeant, and returns home to a nation-wide heroes welcome, finally coming back to Tennessee where his family and his girlfriend Gracie have a big surprise of their own.
www.amazon.com /Sergeant-York-Howard-Hawks/dp/6301976258   (2309 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Sergeant York: DVD: Howard Hawks,Erville Alderson,Murray Alper,James Anderson,Arthur Ayleswofth,Jr. Noah ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sergeant York is among the best of war-time propaganda films, with a superb performance by Gary Cooper in the title role.
It is a tribute to the skills of director Howard Hawks that, removed from its historical context, Sergeant York remains one of the most powerful screen biographies, though it perhaps falls short when compared with the realism of such later war-bios as Patton.
York's understanding commanding officer Major Buxton (Stanley Ridges) slowly convinces the young pacifist that violence is sometimes the only way to defend Democracy.
www.amazon.ca /Sergeant-York-Howard-Hawks/dp/B000HWZ4CA   (626 words)

  
 Sergeant York - The Man and the Movie - Associated Content
Sergeant York would have to be portrayed by none other than the great Gary Cooper.
His portrayal of Sergeant York won him an Oscar, and insured that the incredibly brave exploits of this true American hero would never be forgotten.
In reality York did spend two days and a night in the hills by himself as he agonized over his choice, eventually deciding that sometimes it is necessary to kill to save lives.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/20758/sergeant_york_the_man_and_the_movie.html   (563 words)

  
 sergeant york movie review, sergeant york film review, gary cooper.
The CO then gives York a book about the history of the United States with information about Daniel Boone and others that fought for freedom so that people could be free to workship as they wish.
York would make a strange chicken like sound to get the enemy to pop up and see what the noise is. He then would shoot them one by one starting from the end.
York leaves the war as a hero with parades and medals, but it didn't matter to him.
movieprop.com /tvandmovie/reviews/Sergeantyork.htm   (655 words)

  
 Sergeant York
The boys of the family, all grew up with guns in their hands, because the “York family eked out a hardscrabble existence of subsistence farming, supplemented by hunting.”(2) Children of the York family were hardy.
York was in many a battle over in Europe, but his greatest victory and the one that he was most humble about was the battle at Argonne.
Through out the remainder of his life, Sergeant Alvin C. York was asked to speak to schools and at conventions about his experience during the war.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b4yorka.htm   (1010 words)

  
 Medal of Honor Recipients on Film: Alvin Cullum York
Ironically, while having earned the reputation of being the best marksman and hunter in Fentress County, Tennessee before the war, York applied for Conscientious Objector status due to his religion when drafted; as his church denomination did not specifically prohibit service in war, the application was turned down.
York rose to the rank of Corporal and, during the final offensive in the Meuse-Argonne region, found himself facing the German machine gun nest with 35 machine guns at Chatel-Chehery.
In 1941, on the eve of the United States' entry into the Second World War, York consented to having his diary adapted to film, personally selecting Gary Cooper to portray him as a condition for the filming.
www.voicenet.com /~lpadilla/york.html   (498 words)

  
 sgtyork
It was Oscar who held the gate of an elevator until the sergeant and all his retinue of bell-boys and reception committee were inside, and again it was Oscar who clapped his hands for maid servants to unlock the doors of Sergeant York's suite.
Sergeant York's exploit in the Argonne is considered by those best competent to judge, the greatest individual feat of the war, and won for him not only the Distinguished Service Cross, but also the rare Congressional Medal of Honor.
York is described as "a whale of a man, standing six feet, tipping the scales at 205 pounds." He has flaming red hair, clear-cut features, and a habitual expression of kindly humor.
history.sandiego.edu /gen/text/ww1/sgtyork.html   (3704 words)

  
 Sgt. Alvin C. York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alvin York Life: A slideshow looking at Sgt. Alvin C. York's life years after he was one of America's greatest war heroes in World War I. look at Sgt. York from 1939 until his death in 1964.
Sergeant York: Jesse L. Lasky, a film producer, was interested in telling the life of Alvin C. York on the silver screen.
York was promoted to sergeant and was decorated with a dozen medals, including the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the French Croix de Guerre, the French Legion of Honor, the Croce di Guerra of Italy, and the War Medal of Montenegro.
www.tennessean.com /local/archives/04/08/york.shtml   (245 words)

  
 goatdog's movies - Sergeant York, 1941
York lives in a remote section of Tennessee, where they didn't have electricity yet, and where the roads are only passable sometimes.
York lives with his mother (Margaret Wycherly, who sleepwalked her way through the role and into an Oscar nomination as Supporting Actress), his younger brother George (Dickie Moore), and his sister Rosie (June Lockhart).
York quickly shows off his marksmanship, catching the eye of a friendly major (Stanley Ridges), who challenges him to overcome his pacifism for the greater good of winning the war.
goatdog.com /moviePage.php?movieID=651   (898 words)

  
 Sergeant York (1941)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Trivia: The actual firearm used by York to dispose of a line of seven Germans was not a Luger as depicted in the film, but rather a.45 Colt automatic.
The biggest drawback of "Sergeant York" is that it takes so long to gather steam.
While the purpose of the first half is to introduce us to York and his transformation from a small-town troublemaker into a man of honor, it's often drawn out and filled with irrelevant details, sort of like an autobiography written by a man much more interested in his own life than the reader.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0034167   (473 words)

  
 Trenches on the Web - Bio: Sergeant Alvin C. York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
York, speaking of target practice at human silhouettes.
Marshall Ferdinand Foch, on York's feat in the Argonne.
York's modesty about the the event that brought him the Medal of Honor.
www.worldwar1.com /biocyrk.htm   (229 words)

  
 Sergeant York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During the expedition, William Clark's personal servant, York (his full name is unknown), enjoyed a degree of freedom unusual for a slave of his time.
The last mention of York in William Clark's letters appears in August 1809; Clark was so displeased with him that he determined to hire him out or sell him.
I apprehend that he has been indifferently clothed if at all by Young...." O'Fallon further notes that York's wife had moved with her master and the rest of his household to Mississippi; it is unlikely that York and his wife saw each other again.
www.smithsonianmagazine.com /issues/2004/october/lewisclark.htm   (1019 words)

  
 TIME.com: Sergeant York Surrenders -- Apr. 1, 1940 -- Page 1
By the time the Big Parade was over, Hero York had been lionized, publicized, feted, decorated and breveted "the one-man army." After that modest Alvin York just went back to his family farm at Pall Mall, Tenn., where he raised white-faced cattle, sheep and corn, traded in mules but not on his wartime record.
York always smiled politely, drawled his thanks, said he guessed he wouldn't.
Be that as it may, Sergeant York, said Jesse Lasky, had agreed to come to Hollywood to work (with famed Author Gene Fowler) on a script for The Life of Sergeant York.
www.time.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,885877,00.html   (650 words)

  
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York Project team are pleased to announce that their project has proved successful in locating the place where Alvin C. York was engaged in action on 8 October 1918.
York had to assume the duties of heading the household after his father died in an accident, while still a teenager.
Whilst York was given the option to remain stateside as a firearms instructor, he chose to go to war.
www.sergeantyorkproject.com /projectupdate.html   (902 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Sergeant York [1941]: Video: Howard Hawks,Gary Cooper,Walter Brennan,Joan Leslie,George Tobias,Stanley ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sergeant York is a colourful tale of a simple and modest man from Tennessee who raises above and beyond the call of duty in WWI.
Our hero sergeant York is a religious man that has to decide between his non violent religious beliefs and the call to defend his country.
The actual firearm used by York to dispose of a line of seven Germans was not a Luger as depicted in the film, but rather a.45 Colt automatic.
www.amazon.co.uk /Sergeant-York-Howard-Hawks/dp/B00004CJYE   (1657 words)

  
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The life of Alvin C. York, a genuine war hero for both his reported war exploits and his humble American roots, was still very much a well-known American figure.
And Sergeant York resonated well with US audiences and American overseas troops at a time when the possibility of another war was very real.
Cooper, unable to participate in WWII due to his age and an old injury to his hip, felt strongly that Sergeant York was his way of contributing to the cause.
www.tcm.com /thismonth/article.jsp?cid=21799&mainArticleId=133198   (885 words)

  
 The Sergeant Alvin C. York Statue by E.T. Wickham
Wickham commemorates York’s birth in Pall Mall, Tennessee, and his heroic achievements in World War I. Perhaps the work is best understood as a World War I monument; the inscription on its base lists five names of the Gallant Men of Tennessee Who Received the Medal of Honor on the Battlefields of World War I.
The statue of Sgt. York was dedicated at the same ceremony as Wickham’s statue of Andrew Jackson.
The stately figure of Sergeant York, which was one of the four Wickham statues removed from the site and restored for exhibition at the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, now presides over the hallway of the Austin Peay State University Art Department." - quoted text is from the 2001 Customs House Museum Online Wickham Exhibit.
wickhamstonepark.com /York.htm   (306 words)

  
 Boxoffice Magazine [Classic Review Search]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Sergeant York" is a quadruple "A" attraction, destined to go many places and leaving complete satisfaction in its wake.
In these days of war preparedness, hookups for "Sergeant York" ought to be a cinch.
The real Alvin York is prominent in religious work; this obviously presents its own angles.
www.boxoff.com /cgi/getclassic.pl?filename=Classic&where=Name&terms=SERGEANT\x20YORK   (208 words)

  
 M247 Sergeant York DIVAD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Over a period of three decades four successive generations of upgraded forward area air defense systems -- from Mauler to Roland to Sgt. York to ADATS -- were all canceled, at a total cost of more than $6.7 billion.
The M247 Sergeant York DIVAD (Division Air Defence gun) was born of the Army's need for a replacement for the ageing M163 20mm Vulcan A/A gun and M48 Chaparral missile systems.
In May 1981 the Ford Aerospace entry was selected and designated M247 Sergeant York, featuring the twin 40mm guns mounted in a new box like armoured turret with both tracking and surveillance radar fitted atop, these could be folded down to reduce overall height.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/m247.htm   (422 words)

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