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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner and William Cagney.

Yankee Doodle Dandy was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJames CagneyWon
Best Supporting ActorWalter HustonNominated
Best DirectorMichael CurtizNominated
Best Film EditingGeorge AmyNominated
Best Music - ScoringRay Heindorf, Heinz RoemheldWon
Best WritingRobert BucknerNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.Nominated
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Review Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 15, 2018 From 4 Star Films

“My father thanks you, My Mother Thanks you, My Sister Thanks you, and I Thank you.” – James Cagney asĀ George M. Cohan I write this on Yankee Doodle Dandy’s 75 Anniversary on Memorial Day and I can say with much regret in my heart that it’s probably not nearly as resona... Read full article


Review Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 15, 2018 From 4 Star Films

“My father thanks you, My Mother Thanks you, My Sister Thanks you, and I Thank you.” – James Cagney asĀ George M. Cohan I write this on Yankee Doodle Dandy’s 75 Anniversary on Memorial Day and I can say with much regret in my heart that it’s probably not nearly as resona... Read full article


The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: A Life)

By Guest Post on Nov 20, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy The notion for a biographical film about legendary show business powerhouse George M. Cohan had been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1930s. The father of American musical comedy claimed to be born on July 4, 1878 and began treading the boards at age eight ... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: Yankee Doodle Dandy

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 21, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), starring James Cagney, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). In honor of the Presidential election on N... Read full article


List of Yankee Doodle Dandy Posts

By BG Voita on Jul 4, 2015 From Classic Reel Girl

For this fourth, I thought it might be fun to revisit favorite posts devoted to Yankee Doodle Dandy, James Cagney's performance, and the Yankee Doodle Boy himself, George M. Cohan. Enjoy! James Cagney Yankee Doodle Dandy Where were you in 42 at ImagineMDD - Thorough post covering background i... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mary: George, I didn't know you could yodel.
George M. Cohan: Learned it on the farm. Nothing but pig callin' with frost on it.


[George M. Cohan comes into apartment and smells something cooking]
George M. Cohan: Mmmmm... ham or bacon?
Mary: Bacon.
George M. Cohan: Good. Ham makes me self-conscious.


George M. Cohan: It seems it always happens. Whenever we get too high-hat and too sophisticated for flag-waving, some thug nation decides we're a push-over all ready to be blackjacked. And it isn't long before we're looking up, mighty anxiously, to be sure the flag's still waving over us.


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Facts about

James Cagney's performance as George M. Cohan is ranked #6 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 19, 1942 with James Cagney reprising his film role.
Carl Jules Weyl's theater stage set took up a whole sound stage and was specifically constructed so that it could replicate the proscenium design of any given theater, from the traditional, 19th century stylings of the Liberty (now Madame Tusseud's Wax Museum, where "Little Johnny Jones" opened in 1904) and Herald Square (demolished in 1915, where "George Washington Junior" opened in 1906) Theaters, to the Art Deco design of the Alvin (now the Neil Simon, where "I'd Rather Be Right" opened in 1937) Theater.
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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Released 1942
Inducted 1993
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