Retail Price:$26.98 Lowest Total Price:$17.47 You Save:$9.51 (35%) Merchant: Amazon More Details Below
Sales Rank: 1,874
Actors: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges Director: Howard Hawks Rating: Features: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Dubbed, DVD, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, NTSC Running Time: 134 minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Release Date: November 7, 2006 Theatrical Release Date: September 27, 1941 Studio: Warner Home Video
All prices are subject to change. Shipping costs are for the most economical method available, and apply only within the United States. In some states, sales tax may be added.
Story of World War I hero who captured German position single-handedly. Film also portrays York's earlier life in the mountains of Tennessee.
Gary Cooper plays Alvin York, the real-life country lad and sharpshooter drafted to fight during World War I but blocked from killing by his pacifist sentiments. Howard Hawks makes a rousing, heroic film out of the tale, and Cooper gives one of his best performances for which he won an Oscar. The 1941 feature seems as much a valentine to wartime America and a not-so-subtle piece of propaganda as anything, with Hawks capturing splendidly shot scenes of life in York's home state of Tennessee, which in turn provide a striking contrast to the battlefield. A key scene in the film, in which York is presented with an argument in favor of killing in war, is still thought provoking. --Tom Keogh