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Director:
Writers:
Robert Buckner (screen play) and
Edmund Joseph (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
6 June 1942 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Based on the story of GEORGE M. COHAN with the Greatest of all his Great Music See more »
Plot:
The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Flag Waving Triumph See more (106 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... George M. Cohan

Joan Leslie ... Mary

Walter Huston ... Jerry Cohan

Richard Whorf ... Sam Harris

Irene Manning ... Fay Templeton

George Tobias ... Dietz

Rosemary DeCamp ... Nellie Cohan

Jeanne Cagney ... Josie Cohan

Frances Langford ... Singer - Nora

George Barbier ... Erlanger

S.Z. Sakall ... Schwab

Walter Catlett ... Theatre Manager

Douglas Croft ... George M. Cohan - As a Boy of 13

Eddie Foy Jr. ... Eddie Foy

Minor Watson ... Albee

Chester Clute ... Goff

Odette Myrtil ... Madame Bartholdi

Patsy Parsons ... Josie Cohan - As a Girl of 12 (as Patsy Lee Parsons)
Jack Young ... The President (as Capt. Jack Young)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eddie Acuff ... Reporter (uncredited)

Murray Alper ... Wiseguy (uncredited)
Ernest Anderson ... George M. Cohan's Valet (uncredited)

Vivian Austin ... Pianist (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Passerby on Sidewalk (uncredited)

Leah Baird ... Housekeeper (uncredited)

Leon Belasco ... Magician (uncredited)

Brooks Benedict ... Dressing Room Guest (uncredited)

Henry Blair ... George M. Cohan at 7 (uncredited)
John Breen ... Soldier (uncredited)

Walter Brooke ... Reporter (uncredited)

Leslie Brooks ... Chorus Girl - 'Little Johnny Jones' Number (uncredited)

Georgia Caine ... Boarder (uncredited)

Georgia Carroll ... Betsy Ross (uncredited)

Glen Cavender ... Colony Opera House Stagehand (uncredited)
Dick Chandlee ... Teenager (uncredited)

Spencer Charters ... Colony Opera House Stage Manager (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ... Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt (uncredited)
Alan Copeland ... Choirboy (uncredited)
Ann Corcoran ... Soubrette (uncredited)
Mary Currier ... Woman Entering Cohan's Dressing Room (uncredited)

William B. Davidson ... New York Stage Manager (uncredited)
Frank Dee ... Man Entering Cohan's Dressing Room (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Charles Drake ... Actor (uncredited)

Tom Dugan ... Actor - Railroad Station (uncredited)
Ann Edmonds ... Soubrette (uncredited)

Bill Edwards ... Reporter (uncredited)

Frank Faylen ... Sergeant on Parade - Last Scene (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Sgt. Lewis - White House Guard (uncredited)
Robert Flatley ... Dancer (uncredited)

James Flavin ... Union Army Veteran #1 on Caisson (uncredited)

William Forrest ... Critic #1 (uncredited)
Karen X. Gaylord ... Chorus Girl - 'Little Johnny Jones' Number (uncredited)
Laura Gile ... Dancer (uncredited)
William Gillespie ... Baritone Solo - Grand Old Flag Number (uncredited)

Art Gilmore ... Franklin D. Roosevelt (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Actor (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Creighton Hale ... Telegraph Operator (uncredited)

John Hamilton ... Recruiting Major (uncredited)

Harry Hayden ... Dr. Llewellyn (uncredited)
Al Herman ... Actor (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Colony Opera House Doorman (uncredited)

Stuart Holmes ... Backstage Actor - 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)

William Hopper ... Reporter (uncredited)
Joyce Horne ... Teenager (uncredited)
Jean Inness ... Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Horse Race Announcer - 'Little Johnny Jones' Number (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Stage Manager - 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)
Marijo James ... Sister Act (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Wilson - 'Little Johnny Jones' Number (uncredited)

Edward Keane ... Critic #2 (uncredited)
Dorothy Kelly ... Sister Act (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Irish Cop in 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)

Phyllis Kennedy ... Fanny (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Motorist (uncredited)

Joe Levine ... Newsboy (uncredited)

Vera Lewis ... Actress (uncredited)
Max Linder ... Actor in Play (uncredited)
Al Lloyd ... Actor (uncredited)

Audrey Long ... Dietz and Goff's Receptionst (uncredited)
Jerrie Lynne ... Singer (uncredited)

Hank Mann ... Peck's Bad Boy Stagehand (uncredited)
Jo Ann Marlowe ... Josie Cohan - Age 6 (uncredited)

Louis Mason ... Boarder (uncredited)

Frank Mayo ... Hotel Clerk #2 (uncredited)

Lon McCallister ... Call Boy (uncredited)
Edward McWade ... New York Stage Doorman (uncredited)

George Meeker ... Hotel Clerk #1 (uncredited)
Jim Mercer ... Actor (uncredited)
June Millarde ... Young Girl (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ... Horse Race Official (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Pedestrian Seeking Newspaper (uncredited)

Bert Moorhouse ... Maurice Ruppe - Music Publisher (uncredited)

Dolores Moran ... The Pippirino (uncredited)

Charles Morton ... Friendly Man at Restaurant Window on New Year's Eve (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Backstage Actor - 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)
Lee Murray ... Jockey (uncredited)

George Ovey ... Streetcleaner (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Army Clerk (uncredited)

Paul Panzer ... Robinsons Theater Stagehand (uncredited)
Francis Pierlot ... Dr. Anderson (uncredited)

Joyce Reynolds ... Teenager (uncredited)
Ruth Robinson ... Nurse (uncredited)
Clinton Rosemond ... White House Butler (uncredited)

Thomas W. Ross ... Doctor (uncredited)
Jackie Salling ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Fred Santley ... Judge in Musical Number (uncredited)

Syd Saylor ... Star Boarder (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... O'Rourke's Varieties Stagehand (uncredited)

John Sheehan ... Boarder (uncredited)
Napoleon Simpson ... Porter (uncredited)

Charles Smith ... Teenager (uncredited)
Ernie Stanton ... Waiter (uncredited)

Juanita Stark ... Soubrette (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ... Army Recruiter Examiner (uncredited)

Frank Sully ... Army Recruiter (uncredited)
Jim Toney ... Actor (uncredited)

Sailor Vincent ... Schults - Grocer in 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)

Dick Wessel ... Union Army Veteran #2 on Caisson (uncredited)

Leo White ... Backstage Actor - 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)

Poppy Wilde ... Chorus Girl - 'Little Johnny Jones' Number (uncredited)

Dave Willock ... Stage Manager, 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)

Joan Winfield ... Sally (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Boarder (uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman ... Medical Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
 
Writing credits
Robert Buckner (screen play) and
Edmund Joseph (screen play)

Robert Buckner (original story)

Julius J. Epstein  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)
Philip G. Epstein  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
William Cagney .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George M. Cohan (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Amy (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Carl Jules Weyl 
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Martha Acker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bill Cooley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ruby Felker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bill Phillips .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Heath .... assistant director (uncredited)
George Tobin .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Everett Alton Brown .... sound (as Everett A. Brown)
Nathan Levinson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wesley Anderson .... second camera (uncredited)
Everett Burkhalter .... gaffer (uncredited)
Mac Julian .... still photographer (uncredited)
Sol Polito .... photographer (uncredited)
William Reinhold .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Rydo Loshak .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Marie Pickering .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Leon Roberts .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George M. Cohan .... lyrics and music by
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... orchestral arrangements
Heinz Roemheld .... orchestral arrangements (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Boyle .... dances routined by: James Cagney's (as John Boyle)
William Collier Sr. .... technical advisor
Seymour Felix .... dance numbers staged and directed by
Hugh MacMullan .... dialogue director
LeRoy Prinz .... dance numbers staged and directed by (as Leroy Prinz)
Don Siegel .... montages
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
126 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:TV-G | USA:Approved (certificate #7929)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein did an uncredited rewrite on the script at the personal request of James Cagney.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The song "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" is referenced before George M. Cohan starred in the 1937 production of "I'd Rather Be Right Than Be President". The song was written in 1940.See more »
Quotes:
[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.
See more »
Soundtrack:
Give My Regards to BroadwaySee more »

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30 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
A Flag Waving Triumph, 22 July 2004
Author: dougandwin from Adelaide Australia

Right from the start, I have to say you do not need to be an American to be caught up in the excitement of the blatant flag waving tribute to a great artist. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" made to boost morale after the U.S. entered the war surely would have achieved its goal. It would have been even better in Technicolor (not the coloured version later shown). The songs were great, the acting and the individual dancing style of James Cagney was superb and deserved the Oscar. The two scenes featuring "Over There" were very moving with Frances Langford a standout! The story, while bearing small resemblance to real life, was good and Walter Huston and Rosemary de Camp were excellent. When you see a film such as this some 60 years after its release, and still really enjoy it, it shows how the Golden Years of Hollywood were just that.

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