“Sergeant York” quotes

Movie Sergeant York
Howard Hawks directed this movie in 1941
Title Sergeant York
Year 1941
Director Howard Hawks
Genre Drama, History, Romance, War, Biography
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Plot – York is a Minnesota farmer who aspires to own a piece of land. In spite of the hard work, he doesn't reach his dream and abandons himself to alcohol, committing reprehensible actions. The pastor tries to persuade York and he succeeds: the guy is indeed taken by a mystical fervor and completely changes his life. Then World War II starts out and York joins the army. On the battlefield he falls in a crisis of conscience, anyway he manages to solve it and he becomes a legend.
All actors – Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, Margaret Wycherly, Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr., June Lockhart, Dickie Moore, Clem Bevans, Howard Da Silva
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  • “That's the story of a whole people's struggle for freedom, from the very beginning until now, for we're still struggling. It's quite a story York, how they all got together and set up a government, whereby all men were pledged to defend the rights of each man, and each man to defend the the rights of all men. We call that a government of the...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Stanley Ridges - Major Buxton
  • “Remember, guys, you're using real live ammunition! A bullet hasn't got any brains! It'll hit whatever you're aiming at, so don't start murdering each other!”

    Joe Sawyer - Sergeant Early
  • “I figured them guns were killing hundreds, maybe thousands, and there weren't nothing anybody could do, but to stop them guns. And that's what I done.”

    Gary Cooper - Alvin C. York
  • “The Lord sure do move in mysterious ways.”
    Gary Cooper - Alvin C. York
    [Tag:god, mystery]
  • “I ain't a-going to war. War's killing, and the Book's agin' killing! So war is agin' the Book!”
    Gary Cooper - Alvin C. York
    [Tag:bible, religion, war]
  • “- Major Buxton: Do you mean to tell me that you did it to save lives?
    - Alvin: Yes sir, that was why.
    - Major Buxton: What you've just told me is the most extraordinary thing of all!”

    Stanley Ridges - Major Buxton
    Gary Cooper - Alvin C. York
  • “- Pastor Rosier Pile: War's way to the other side of the ocean, Alvin. Lots of things can happen before you get there. You put your trust in the Lord, and He'll look out for you.
    - Alvin C. York: I done forgot the Lord! I ain't never gonna forget him again!”

    Gary Cooper - Alvin C. York
    Walter Brennan - Pastor Rosier Pile
  • “I believe in the Bible and I'm a-believing that this here life we're a-living is something the Lord done give us and we got to be a-living it the best we can, and I'm a-figuring that killing other folks ain't no part of what he was intendin' for us to be a-doing here.”

    Gary Cooper - Alvin C. York