Summer Cinema - Yankee Doodle

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Sat Jul 1 2017, 1:00 pm

Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 American biographical musical film about George M. Cohan, known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway”.

Cagney, like Cohan, was an Irish-American song-and-dance man early with a unique style, of half-singing and half-reciting the songs, with a dance style that was a good match for Cohan.

Newspapers at the time reported that Cagney intended to consciously imitate Cohan’s song-and-dance style.

This was the biggest box office success for Warner Brothers up to that time, contemporary reviews were highly positive and the film won a number of Academy Awards.