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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Musical | 6 June 1942 (USA)
The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.



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Won 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rosemary DeCamp ...
Singer - Nora
Minor Watson ...


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. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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6 June 1942 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the film George M. Cohan writes a drama called "Popularity", which was a failure. This is fact. Following WW I he rewrote parts of it, added music, and put it on under the title of "Little Nelly Kelly", which became a huge hit. See more »


In a montage following the news that the Lusitania has been sunk (a 1915 occurrence), a movie poster is seen for a film called EMPTY HOLSTERS. This was a Warner Brothers B-Western starring Dick Foran that was released in 1937. See more »


[first lines]
Critic #1: I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
Critic #2: I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
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Referenced in The Red Green Show: The Network Deal (1995) See more »


While Strolling Through the Park One Day
(1884) (uncredited)
Written by Ed Haley
Performed by Patsy Parsons
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A favorite since I was a child
11 June 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

So it takes liberties with facts. So it's jingoistic. Big deal! I adore it for its depiction of turn-of-the-(20th}century New York, especially its theater, which has fascinated me for years. And it has the breath-taking performance of Jimmy Cagney in the title role; he's absolutely elecrifying in the musical numbers. If some scenes are mawkish, well, I think that can be forgiven.

This movie, above all others, make me so proud to be an American.

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