York was a good guy who had his land stolen, then found religion when he had his gun blown out of his hand, turning into a pacifist who didn’t want to go fight in world war one. He made it home just fine though with the direct intervention of the lord almighty.
Was thinly veiled attempt to get objectors into world war 2? Maybe. Regardless, it’s a fantastic movie that’s well acted and has a fantastic series of sets that at times I was nearly 90% sure were sets. Maybe.
I think i was told I was related to this guy somehow, but I’m also pretty sure I’m not and that was either a false memory or a tall tale my dad told me because he was proud of a fellow Tennessean that done good in the war.