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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Not Rated | | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... George M. Cohan
... Mary
... Jerry Cohan
... Sam Harris
... Fay Templeton
... Dietz
... Nellie Cohan
... Josie Cohan
... Singer - Nora
... Erlanger
... Schwab
... Theatre Manager
... George M. Cohan - As a Boy of 13
... Eddie Foy
... Albee
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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. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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The Yankee Doodle Dandiest Entertainment of 'em all! See more »


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6 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Triunfo supremo  »

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$11,800,000
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In a voice-over, James Cagney, as George M. Cohan, says "I was a good Democrat, even in those days." In reality, Cohan was a lifelong ultra-conservative Republican who despised President Franklin D. Roosevelt. See more »

Goofs

Despite the film's storyline, and Cohan's own lifelong claim, that he was born on the 4th of July (and his having written the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" containing that very line), George M. Cohan was in fact born on the 3rd of July (1878). 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.
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Soundtracks

Blue Skies, Gray Skies
(1927) (uncredited)
from the Broadway show "The Merry Malones"
Written by George M. Cohan
Part of The Four Cohans on Broadway medley/montage
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A favorite since I was a child
11 June 2002 | by 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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