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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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Yankee Doodle Dandy is rated Not Rated:

Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston
Studio: 1942 Warner Bros. Pictures / Turner Entertainment

Detailed Review

Veteran actor James Cagney won his only Oscar for his portrayal of real life composer/performer George M. Cohan in the 1942 film Yankee Doodle Dandy. The movie received a… 
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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… 
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According to TCM, Cagney’s tap dance on the steps of the White House in… 
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