- Time: 7:00 PM
- Date: Friday, May 22, 2009
- Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor; Admission is free; arrive early for seats.
About the Event
Starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, Margaret Wycherly. This movie, about World War I sergeant Alvin York, the backwoods Tennessee-born pacifist who became a war hero, gave the US Army recruiting an unintended boost in the months prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It also was involved in a Senate investigation into Hollywood’s sabre-rattling in pre-war isolationist America. Gary Cooper was York’s choice from the very beginning, and this was a condition for Warner Bros. bringing his life to the screen. Cooper’s performance in the title role won him an Academy Award, and the film was nominated in nine additional categories including Best Picture, Direction, and Music (Max Steiner). Material from the Howard Hawks Papers in Special Collections will be shown prior to the screening, as well as memorabilia from the Max Steiner Papers. Warner Bros., 1941. 134 mins. Director: Howard Hawks.
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