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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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  • Perfect 4th of July movie

    Linda DiBenardo 2019-07-05

    Thank you TCM for showing this movie on the 4th of July. No movie could be more appropiate for this American holiday. I have seen this movie from start... MORE>

  • Yankee Doodle Dandy

    GiGi 2019-07-04

    Breathtaking musical production as always. Imagine if it were in true-to-the-era color. I do have a puzzling question. In the scene where "George... MORE>

  • Best Cagney Movie of All Time

    Kate 2019-07-04

    Nothing much I can say except it is stunning from beginning to end. Cagney dances like a superhuman with a style all his own. So glad this film exists to... MORE>