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Yankee Doodle Dandy

In this flag-waving musical, veteran actor James Cagney portrays real life composer/performer George M. Cohan. This 1942 film received a total of eight nominations and won three Academy Awards (including an Oscar for Cagney). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 126
Theater Release: 05 Jun 1942
Video Release: 29 Sep 2003
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Why Is Yankee Doodle Dandy Rated Not Rated?

Violence: Children beat up another boy. A man spanks his child. Soldiers prepare for war and some discussion includes references to fighting. Characters engage in vaudeville entertainment rough play. Adults argue briefly.

Sexual Content: Couples kiss.

Language: A man makes a rude (but not sexual) hand gesture. Some brief name-calling is included.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters use alcohol, cigarettes and a cigar infrequently.

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