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Sergeant York


1941, 134 mins. 35mm. With Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan. One of Hawks’s biggest commercial successes, and released just months before Pearl Harbor, this stirring drama recounts the life story of a pacifist farmer (Cooper) who gets drafted in World War I and becomes a celebrated war hero. Real-life World War I hero Alvin C. York insisted on Gary Cooper to star in this biopic, a role for which Cooper won an Academy Award.

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