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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Movie Information

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Musical, Biography





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Michael Curtiz


James Cagney
Joan Leslie
Richard Whorf
Irene Manning
George Tobias
Walter Huston





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A biography portraying the life of George Cohan as it follows him through his beginning singing and acting career to further down the line when he writes and dances in his own plays.

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Snoogans 07/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A variety of good songs and performances. Cagney is very entertaining, in his sly comic dialogue and his talent for singing and dancing.

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mitchellyoung 08/24/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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James Cagney completely breaks type in this bold and interesting portrayal of a vaudevillian actor-turned composer. The film itself has a good number of energetic and interesting song and dance numbers, but the biographical story itself is also fascinating and well-done.

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Ikkinbot 10/25/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A great musical with James Cagney. Most people don't think of Gagney as a song and dance man, but he is really good.

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Alex 03/04/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A great musical with an INCREDIBLE performance by Cagney. I did not realize it was based on a true story which makes it even better. At only 2 hrs, it does seem winded at times. Still it is one of the better all around musicals.

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04/27/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Great song and dance show

Yankee Doodle Dandy is a fun and thoroughly enjoyable musical biography film. All of the songs are old fashioned but at the same time are very enjoyable in their own way. The story is nothing overly special but interesting enough to get to the various numbers. Cagney is extremely good as George Cohan and does everything the part requires. I only had a few problems with namely it skips some deaths of characters that is a bit fast and a few scenes are perhaps too old fashioned namely the travel scene. Overall though it is a fun overall.

Oscar winner Best Actor James Cagney 5/5- Cagney does everything that is required in this role which has a lot of requirements actually. He sings and he dances very effectively and it is easy to see him as a vaudevillian. He acts just as well both on and...

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