Flicks in Five: Yankee Doodle Dandy

by Lynne Warfel
June 24, 2014

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Still from Yankee Doodle Dandy (Courtesy of Warner Bros)

As the fourth of July approaches, Flicks in Five features one of James Cagney's most enduring roles, and one of his favorites.

Long known for playing tough, street wise guys, Yankee Doodle Dandy gave Cagney the chance to shine as a song and dance man, and his real-life sister played the part of George M Cohan's sister in the film.

Yankee Doodle Dandy, original 1942 trailer (MGM)