Yankee Doodle Dandy

(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
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A rousing musical depicting the life of George M. Cohan--playwright, entertainer, and composer.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. presents ; screen play by Robert Buckner and Edmund Joseph ; original story by Robert Buckner ; directed by Michael Curtiz
Title: Yankee Doodle Dandy
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2003
Edition: Special ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (126 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1943
"Based on the story of George M. Cohan."
Special features: All-new digital transfer from restored picture and audio elements; documentaries chronicling the movie's making and James Cagney's career; audio commentary; John Travolta remembers James Cagney; Leonard Maltin hosts Warner night at the movies 1942 with trailer, newsreel, dramatic short, cartoon Bugs Bunny gets the boid and galleries of art/photo/publicity materials and James Cagney trailers; audio-only extras; radio show and prerecording session outtakes/rehearsals
Contents: Disc 1. The movie
disc 2. Bonus material
Credits: Music, George M. Cohan ; director of photography, James Wong Howe ; editing, George Amy.
Performers: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Jeanne Cagney, Frances Langford, George Tobias, Irene Manning.
Summary: A rousing musical depicting the life of George M. Cohan--playwright, entertainer, and composer.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated
System Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital
Other Language: English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942 Drama Theatrical producers and directors United States Drama Composers United States Drama Actors United States Drama Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942 Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films-United States
Musical films-United States
Biographical films-United States
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Theatrical producers and directors
Alternate Title: Bugs Bunny gets the boid
Publisher No: 65041
ISBN: 0790765209
Branch Call Number: DVD 782 Y
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James Cagney plays George M. Cohan, the father of the American musical comedy, and performs some rousingly patriotic musical numbers including the title song.

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Jun 16, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very well done film that totally surprised me to find out Cagney could dance like that! The ra ra patriotism gets tiresome pretty fast, but luckily Curtiz’s fine direction and Cagney’s incomparably intense acting more than make up for it (though I still doubt I’ll be rewatching it any time soon).

Oct 19, 2011
  • tiffanydw2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AMAZING movie!! James Cagney sings and dances with ease and grace... based on true story of George M Cohan. True American CLASSIC! If you have not seen this before, trust me, you will not be disappointed! Also, be sure to watch the Bonus DVD. Michael J Fox tells a lot about Cagney and even gives more good movie titles. You will be amazed at what he tells you about one of our nation's most talented heroes! Absolutely MUST SEE! I have watched this every five years or so for 40 years now! Not the typical gangster role Cagney usually plays. Very patriotic! Wonderful plot. HIGHLY recommended, ENJOY!

Aug 21, 2011
  • Charmed03 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best musical stories ever. It was made 69 years ago and no movie of today can come close to how great this one is. All the young people/families need to see it.

Mar 30, 2011
  • 8217549 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

lovely b/w movie. i wish they'd released it on dvd. james cagney is very funny. story, music and dancing incredible.


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