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Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.

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Directed by

Howard Hawks

Written by

Abem Finkel (Screenplay)
Harry Chandlee (Screenplay)
Howard Koch (Screenplay)
John Huston (Screenplay)
Alvin C. York (Writer)
Tom Skeyhill (Story Editor)

Runtime

134 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Missiles! Jets! Tanks! ...It's Still The Guy With Guts And A Gun Who Wins The War!

Cast

Keywords

world war i war patriotism hillbilly u.s. army war hero hero war propaganda firearm conscientious objector one man army infantry conversion

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Gary Cooper

Oscar for Best Film Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White Fred M. MacLean John Hughes