Yankee Doodle Dandy (Special Edition) (2-DVD)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (Special Edition) (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Documentaries Chronicling the Movie's Making and James Cagney's Career
  • John Travolta Remembers James Cagney
  • Leonard Maltin hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1942 with Newsreel, Dramatic Short, Cartoon and Cagney in Wartime Short You, John Jones and Theatrical Trailors
  • Subtitles in English, French and Spanish
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1942
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by
Composition by , &
Art Direction by
Produced by
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by &

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"You are the first of your profession to win a Congressional Medal of Honor."
  - President Franklin D. Roosevelt to George M. Cohan (JAMES CAGNEY)
"My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you."
  - George M. Cohan (JAMES CAGNEY), to his audiences
"My mother thanks you. My father thanks you.My sister thanks you. And I thank you."

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1942 - Best Actor: James Cagney
Academy Awards 1942 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Heinz Roemheld & Ray Heindorf
Academy Awards 1942 - Best Sound Recording

Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 10/06/2003
"...Sentimental, patriotic, and endlessly entertaining..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

A nostalgic view of the golden era of show business and the man who made it glitter--George M. Cohan. His early days, triumphs, songs, musicals and romances.

Product Description:

An outstanding musical about the life and times of George M. Cohan, playwright, entertainer, composer and patriot. Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Story. Academy Awards: Best Actor--James Cagney, Best Sound Recording, Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.

Plot Synopsis:

This much-loved and much-acclaimed musical biography salutes the life and career of American composer and performer George M. Cohan.
James Cagney brilliantly essays the role of Cohan, a song-and-dance man who made his mark on the vaudeville stage at the young age of 13. Thereafter, he continued to rack up triumph after triumph -- until he became the first performer of the popular theater to win a Congressional Medal of Honor.
Along the way, he penned countless memorable tunes, including "Over There," "It's a Grand Old Flag," "Give My Regards to Broadway" and the film's rousing title number.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Essential Cinema | Recommended | Showbiz | True Story

Production Notes:

  • YANKEE DOODLE DANDY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1993.
  • Copyright 1943 Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
  • According to the book INSIDE OSCAR, the film received a huge premiere--in which the best seats went for a whopping $25,000. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY continued to do well for Warner Bros., becoming the studio's top-grossing film.
  • This was James Cagney's final film as a Warner Bros. contract player.
  • Additional choreographer: John Boyle

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.8
Based on 153 ratings.
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Rating 5.0 The Cag At His Finest!!!!! Movie Lover: from bartlett, IL US -- March, 5, 2007

Being a HUGE JC fan, you have GOT to see this Award winning performance! Mr. GMC gave the movie his blessings (altho there are a few things that were exaggerated) but no matter. Jimmy is known for his epic gangster roles in Public Enemy/Roaring 20's & White Heat, but here we see what the Cag loved to do the best: sing & dance!
I charish an autographed pic of JC before he passed as well as a postcard of a painting he created. As he was also an artist. You'll always live in MY heart, JC!!!


Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 88,270
  • UPC: 012569504127
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