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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy(1942)

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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
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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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  • "Over There" and more!

    Nina 2018-06-14

    Outstanding! MORE>

  • Cagney at His Best

    Susan Hudek 2018-06-14

    I NEVER tire of this film. I own it and still watch it EVERY time it's aired on TCM. Without a doubt, an exceptionally Oscar worthy performance with... MORE>

  • What a tribute to the art of Dance!!!

    Toetapper1 2018-04-19

    Every time I see this movie it just gets better. My favorite scenes are, of course.the Yankee Doodle Dandy sequence, the scene that James Cagney says... MORE>