The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.
James Cagney deploys his musical gifts to galvanizing effect in Yankee Doodle Dandy, a celebration of patriotic fervor as much as it is a biopic of George M. Cohan.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus
Major accolades received by Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
- Featured in Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list.
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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