• Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Release Date: 1942

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

Brought to the White House to receive a Congressional Gold Medal from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Broadway legend George M. Cohan (James Cagney) reflects on his life. Flashbacks trace Cohan's rise, from a childhood performing in his family's vaudeville act to his early days as a struggling Tin Pan Alley songwriter to his overwhelming success as an actor, writer, director and producer known for patriotic songs like "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Over There."

Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, George Tobias, Irene Manning, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney

Director: Michael Curtiz

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: Spirited, New York City, Family, 1930s, Sister, Mother, 1940s, Rise, Father


Nominated Outstanding Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Original Motion Picture Story)
Winner Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Winner Actor
Winner Sound Recording
Nominated Film Editing