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WINGS (1927) - After 90 years, it still sends viewers soaring

For years, I’d heard about Wings, a silent feature film that was the first movie to win the Best Picture Oscar. For some reason, I imagined that it would seem as cliched as it sounded, perfect for its time but not aged well. 470 more words

Sergeant York

Joan Leslie and Gary Cooper as husband and wife in an autographed publicity still for Sergeant York (1941).

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Sergeant York

Sergeant York (1941) was nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and Howard Hawks for Best Director, winning for Gary Cooper as Best Actor and William Holmes for Best Editing.

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Sergeant York

Alvin York was a back woods bumpkin sharpshooter from Tennessee before becoming a World War I war hero as Sergeant York (1941).

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Sergeant York

Gary Cooper as Alvin York and Walter Brennan as Pastor Pyle in a publicity still for Sergeant York (1941).

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Sergeant York

Joan Leslie and Gary Cooper in an autographed publicity still for Sergeant York (1941).  Joan was born in Detroit and had 70 acting credits in her career, from a 1936 short as Joan Brodel, through a 1991 tv movie.  8 more words

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Sergeant York

Gary Cooper as Alvin York checks himself out in the mirror before becoming Sergeant York (1941).

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