Yankee Doodle Dandy parents guide

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Overall A-

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).

Release date June 5, 1942

Violence B+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

Why is Yankee Doodle Dandy rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Yankee Doodle Dandy Not Rated

Run Time: 126 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Yankee Doodle Dandy rated Not Rated? Yankee Doodle Dandy is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

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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Yankee Doodle Dandy
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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Cast and Crew

Yankee Doodle Dandy is directed by Michael Curtiz and stars James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Yankee Doodle Dandy movie is September 29, 2003. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Yankee Doodle Dandy

Release Date: 30 September 2003

Yankee Doodle Dandy releases on Blu-ray in a 2-Disc Special Edition. Bonus extras include:

- All-new transfer from restored picture and audio elements

- Warner Night at the Movies, 1942 introduced by Leonard Maltin including trailers, newsreel, musical short subject and cartoon “Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid”

- James Cagney trailer gallery

- “James Cagney: Top of the World” documentary (1992)

- “Let Freedom Sing! The Story of Yankee Doodle Dandy” documentary (2003)

- John Travolta Remembers Jimmy Cagney

- “You, John Jones” short (1943)

- Audio vault: outtakes and rehearsals, 10/19/42 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Show

- Waving the Flag galleries: George M. Cohan sheet music, dressed set stills, scene concept stills, publicity and posters

- Looney Tunes: “Yankee Doodle Daffy,” “Yankee Doodle Bugs”

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Other biopics about musical entertainers include Ray, Dreamgirls, and Walk the Line. Song and dance routines like the ones portrayed in this movie also show up in White Christmas.