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Sergeant York is a 1941 biographical film about the life of Sergeant Alvin York, the most decorated American soldier of World War I. It stars Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges , Margaret Wycherly , Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr. , June Lockhart and Dickie Moore. It was directed by Howard Hawks.
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 . Alvin York was originally against the idea of making his experiences into a movie. When they informed him that Gary Cooper would be cast in his role, York relented.
It won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Cooper) and Best Film Editing and was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Walter Brennan), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Margaret Wycherly), Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Director, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture, Best Picture, Best Sound, Recording and Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
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