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Yankee Doodle Dandy


Jun 05, 1942

Latest Home Video

Sep 29, 2003

MPAA Rating

Not Rated


Michael Curtiz


James Cagney
Joan Leslie
Walter Huston


1942 Warner Bros. Pictures / Turner Entertainment

Still shot from the movie: Yankee Doodle Dandy.

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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).

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Why Is Yankee Doodle Dandy Rated Not Rated?

Yankee Doodle Dandy is rated Not Rated

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Yankee Doodle Dandy...

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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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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

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Details on home video releases of Yankee Doodle Dandy...

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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