Sergeant York
First screened in February 2009
Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Margaret Wycherly, Joan Leslie, Erville Alderson, Robert Porterfield, Dickie Moore, June Lockhart, Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr., George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, David Bruce, Charles Trowbridge, Harvey Stephens, Howard Da Silva. Screenplay: Abem Finkel & Harry Chandlee and John Huston & Howard Koch (based on the diary by Alvin C. York).

Twitter Capsule: Fast-food hamburger by a four-star chef. Inspired Hawks touches. Easy rhythm. But lots of these calories feel empty.

VOR:   Any study of 1941 at the movies, or of wartime Hollywood more generally, is incomplete without it. Even its (many) hokey and conservative aspects resonate historically.

Photo © 1941 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Howard Hawks
Best Actor: Gary Cooper
Best Supporting Actress: Margaret Wycherly
Best Supporting Actor: Walter Brennan
Best Original Screenplay: Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, John Huston, and Howard Koch
Best Cinematography (Black & White): Sol Polito
Best Art Direction (Black & White): John Hughes; Fred M. MacLean
Best Film Editing: William Holmes
Best Original Score (Drama): Max Steiner
Best Sound: Nathan Levinson

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Cooper)

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