SALUTE WHEN YOU SAY THAT 

For most, the name Gary Cooper evokes Marshal Will Kane in High Noon or Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees, but the taciturn screen icon also played his share of soldiers during his 38-year film career. In conjunction with the National Archives, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial (100 West 26th Street, 816-784-1918) launches "The Great War, the Great Movies" Film Series: "Gary Cooper Goes to War" when Howard Hawks' Sergeant York (1941) screens today at 1 p.m. Through November 29, the museum's main gallery will display Coop's first Academy Award, won for his portrayal of WWI hero Sgt. Alvin York, on loan from the actor's daughter. The free film series continues through October and November with They Came to Cordura, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell and the documentary Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend. All films screen in the museum's J.C. Nichols Auditorium. For more information, see theworldwar.org.
Wed., Nov. 11, 1 p.m., 2009

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