Yankee Doodle Dandy

directed by Michael Curtiz
Category: "Musical"
Year of Release:1942
Date Added:07/23/2008
Date Watched:10/24/2005
Description:
My Rating:6

Reviews for Yankee Doodle Dandy

Review - Yankee Doodle Dandy

The life of legendary Broadway actor/dancer/singer/songwriter George M. Cohan. He started in vaudeville with his parents and sisters, then went on to fame on Broadway with songs like Over There and Grand Old Flag. During World War II, he was given a Congressional Medal of Honor for his songs. The movie follows the course of his career, his marriage, his relationship with his family. Made during the early years of WWII, it was obviously intended as a patriotic/propaganda device.

• The movie deviated so far from the truth that, following the premiere, Cohan commented, "It was a good movie. Who was it about?" For example, the real George M. Cohan was married twice, and although his second wife's middle name was Mary, she went by her first name, Agnes.

I tried to watch it once before but wasn’t in the mood. This time I made it through and found it fairly entertaining. The songs were good, although we got shortened versions of most of them.
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