In a career-defining performance that earned him his first Academy Award, Gary Cooper stars as Alvin York, a poor Appalachian pacifist drafted into World War I. Placed in an impossible position, York single-handedly captures an entire enemy platoon and becomes a national hero. This World War II-era Hollywood classic based on the real-life war hero received 11 Academy Award nominations, including one for director Howard Hawks.
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- Howard Hawks
- 1942 Academy Award®
- Best Film Editing
- Best Actor: Gary Cooper
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Director nominee: Howard Hawks
- Best Picture nominee
- Best Cinematography Black and White nominee
- Best Writing nominee
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Supporting Actress nominee: Margaret Wycherly
- Best Art Direction Black and White nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it