Yankee Doodle Dandy
First screened in March 2004
Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Rosemary DeCamp, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Jeanne Cagney. Screenplay: Robert Buckner and Edmund Joseph (based on a screen story by Robert Buckner).

Twitter Capsule: So vivid in feeling, tune, and character I often misrecall it as being in color. Cagney delights and astounds.

VOR:   Landmark performance in a WW2-era studio smash that delivers on patriotic gusto without shaking any spears. Even your kids might go for it.

Photo © 1942 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Michael Curtiz
Best Actor: James Cagney
Best Supporting Actor: Walter Huston
Best Original Story: Robert Buckner
Best Film Editing: George Amy
Best Score (Musical): Ray Heindorf & Heinz Roemheld
Best Sound: Nathan Levinson

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Cagney)

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