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James Cagney ("White Heat," "Angels With Dirty Faces") danced and sang his way to a well-deserved Academy Award for his outstanding portrayal of vaudeville composer and performer George M. Cohan in this Oscar-nominated biography. Recently selected as one of the top American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute and directed by Academy Award-winner Michael Curtiz ("Casablanca"), this joyous musical tribute to one of America's most popular entertainers was nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, and Writing and won for Best Score and Best Sound. Oscar-winner Walter Huston ("The Treasure of the Sierra Madre") received his third Oscar-nomination as Cohan's show business father. Contains some of Cohan's finest songs, including, "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "Over There," and "Give My Regards to Broadway". A "must-see" American classic, Leonard Maltin awards it four stars. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 23
- Fresh: 21
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: You will find as warm and delightful a musical picture as has hit the screen in years, a corking good entertainment and as affectionate, if not as accurate, a film biography as has ever -- yes, ever -- been made.
Fresh: Yankee Doodle Dandy is rah-rah, no matter how you slice it.
Fresh: The greatness of the film resides entirely in the Cagney performance.
Fresh: Thanks to fluent direction, fine photography and Cagney's brillance as actor and song and dance man, the whole piece is surprisingly palatable.
One of my favorite movies!
James Cagney could REALLY do it all (and do it well)!!
There was never a better pro-America, flag waving movie made! James Cagney was light on his feet and had George M. Cohan down to a "T." Great old songs; real toe-tappers!
Such a great movie with songs you probably didn't know you already knew.
I watched this because I'm a James Cagney fan and this quickly became one of my very favorite movies.
- Genre: Musicals
- Released: 1942
- © 1942 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- Yankee Doodle Dandy (Original Soundtrack Recording)
- Various Artists