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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy(1942)

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Brief Synopsis

A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.

Cast & Crew

Michael Curtiz Director
James Cagney George M. Cohan
Joan Leslie Mary Cohan
Walter Huston Jerry Cohan
Richard Whorf Sam H. Harris
Irene Manning Fay Templeton
Rosemary DeCamp Nellie Cohan
Jeanne Cagney Josie Cohan
George Barbier Erlanger
Walter Catlett Theatre manager

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York premiere: 29 May 1942
Release Date:  1942 Production Date:  Mertz AFI; Karl*
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  125-126 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,347    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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    RedRain 2016-05-31

    Reviewers have asked why this film and others were not mad in color during the war. Here's your answer: Hollywood, like many industries, came under... MORE>

  • Cagney sings his way to Broadway in this film.

    Kevin Butler 2016-05-08

    Normally..I'm not a James Cagney Fan..but..I loved this film..wherehe portrays legendary Broadway performer and creator of classicstage... MORE>

  • What were they thinking?

    wd73383 2016-02-16

    How can anyone say that Cagney prancing around the stage like a sage hen is talented dancing? That has got to be one of the worse sequences ever filmed.... MORE>