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Yankee Doodle Dandy

A movie directed by Michael Curtiz

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Unforgettable Jimmy Cagney

  • Nov 17, 2010
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It took me years to finally get a copy of this film, but when I did, it was worth the wait. Having enjoyed Cagney's cameo as George M. Cohan in The Seven Little Foys (only one scene, but he completely stole the limelight from Bob Hope) I couldn't get over how he lit up the screen with his light dancing feet! This film deserved every one of its 8 Oscar nominations, and it would have been criminal if James Cagney had been robbed of the gong for Best Actor. I could watch this film over and over, and it never ceases to amaze me that the little dancer on screen is the same tough guy whom enthralled me in Angels With Dirty Faces. An absolute musical must!!

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Quick Tip by . April 18, 2011
Can't go wrong with James Cagney. If you're a lover of dance, his style of tap is the most unique and completely addictive to watch
Quick Tip by . August 24, 2010
What can you say, it is James Cagney, a great musical!!!
review by . April 08, 2009
I had no idea what I was getting into when I put "Yankee Doodle Dandy" into my DVD player. All I knew was that it's 98 on the AFI top 100 films, and it's starring James Cagney who won an Oscar for his role as George M. Cohan, playwright, composer, entertainer and patriot.  The film took place in the first world war era which made for great costumes, classic patriotic show tunes such as "Grand old flag"and "Over there", and some really impressive tap dance numbers from Cagney. A motivating story …
review by . August 09, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Cagney, music, good family piece     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: “I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy,   Yankee Doodle do or die.   A real live nephew of my unlce Sam,   I was born on the 4th of July.”   ~ George M. Cohan     They couldn’t have found a better person to play the part of this purported biographical movie about George M. Cohan than James Cagney. In fact, it is said that Cohan asked …
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An outstanding musical about the life and times of George M. Cohan, playwright, entertainer, composer and patriot. Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Story. Academy Awards: Best Actor--James Cagney, Best Sound Recording, Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
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Cast: Joan Leslie
Director: Michael Curtiz
Release Date: 1942
MPAA Rating: Unrated
DVD Release Date: Warner Home Video (September 30, 2003)
Runtime: 2hr 7min
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