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Yankee Doodle Dandy

1942

Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph
Cinematographer: James Wong Howe, Sol Polito
Editor: George Amy
Production Designers: Carl Jules Weyl
Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) features AFI Life Achievement Award recipient James Cagney singing and dancing in what Robert Osborne calls the actor’s greatest role. According to Osborne, the film had very little to do with the true story of George M. Cohan’s life, but it was a great success nevertheless, bringing joy to audiences during the throes of World War II. Director Michael Curtiz helmed CASABLANCA the same year… Learn more at the AFI Catalog

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