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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Category: Bio/History, Drama, Music/MusicalNotable as: Biographical filmSub-Category: Musical, Biographical film, Drama, Musical DramaNarrative location: WashingtonRuntime: 126 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Michael CurtizScreenwriter: Robert Buckner, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. EpsteinMusic: Ray HeindorfCinematography: James Wong HoweStars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, S. Z. Sakall, Irene Manning, Frances Langford Producer: Hal B. Wallis, Jack WarnerStudio: Warner Bros.Awards won: Academy Award for Best Actor (James Cagney)
Academy Award for Best Original Musical Score (Ray Heindorf)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Michael Curtiz)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (George Amy)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Story (Robert Buckner)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Walter Huston)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 American biographical musical film about George M. Cohan, known as "The Man Who Owned Broadway". It stars James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, and Richard Whorf, and features Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney, and Vera Lewis. Joan Leslie's singing voice partially dubbed by Sally Sweetland. The movie was written by Robert Buckner and Edmund Joseph, and directed by Michael Curtiz. According to the special edition DVD, significant and uncredited improvements were made to the script by the famous "script doctors," twin brothers Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein.


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