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Sergeant York

Sergeant York(1941)

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  • The actual firearm used by York to dispose of a line of seven Germans was not a Luger as depicted in the film, but rather a .45 Colt automatic. The Luger was preferred for the filmmaking, however, purely on the basis that they couldn't get the .45 to fire blanks.
  • Alvin York allowed the making of a movie based on his life only under the condition that Gary Cooper should play him.


  • Holz (2009-06-01)

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    Walter Brennan enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 101st Field Artillery Regiment in France during World War I.

  • Holz (2009-09-25)

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    The real Alvin York was originally against the idea of making a movie of his experiences, but relented when World War II broke out, on the condition that Gary Cooper play him.

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