Overall Rank: 2062
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 78
Theatrical Release Date: 06/06/1942
Genre: Musical, Biography
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Michael Curtiz
Actors: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Walter Huston
Plot: 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.
Quick Movie Reviews
Unknown - wrote on 07/01/2012
A variety of good songs and performances. Cagney is very entertaining, in his sly comic dialogue and his talent for singing and dancing.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/24/2011
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.
Ikkinbot - wrote on 10/25/2009
A great musical with James Cagney. Most people don't think of Gagney as a song and dance man, but he is really good.
Full Movie Reviews
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 04/27/2009
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 …
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