Alvin York’s Conversion

The following is a clip from the classic Gary Cooper film Sergeant York. What it doesn’t show is the film’s somewhat miraculous (and probably exaggerated) depiction of Alvin York going to kill a man who cheated him, only to have lightning strike above him and destroy the rifle he intended to use. What it does show is his conversion, when he stumbles into the nearby evening services of the local church, and is welcomed at once by all inside, and who assist him with the singing of Give Me That Old Time Religion. If you haven’t seen the entire film, I really encourage you do so. To quote an old cliche, “They just don’t make ’em like this any more.”

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