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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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  • Why?

    Minky 2014-07-04

    Jack The Hat is right with his question. Why didn't they shoot this film in Technicolor??? Anybody know? MORE>

  • yankee doodle dandy

    will 2014-02-08

    A reply to R. Scott Carlton ( with all due respect) as John Ford said, if you want a history lesson, go to the library or Today, check out your computer... MORE>

  • Fake but Great!

    R. Scott Carlton 2013-11-24

    This is the most phony movie Hollywood ever made. There is not a word of truth about it. Among other things, Cohan had two wives, neither of whom was named... MORE>