Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942
The film tells the story of legendary musical talent George M. Cohan, an Irish-American singer, dancer, actor, playwright and songwriter. One evening he is summoned to the White House for a private audience with President Roosevelt, in which he begins to recall his life story (the bulk of the movie is told in a series of flashbacks). We see Cohan's earliest beginnings, being born of the Fourth of July, performing on-stage with his family as part of "The Four Cohans" vaudeville act, his coming-of-age and eventual control of the group, his branching out into the creation and production of his own musicals with partner Sam Harris, the dissolution of "The Four Cohans", his slow slide into obscurity, and his glorious comeback....

DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:05:30 | 7.07 Gb + 4.32 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical

Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston
Country: USA

Extras:

DISC 1
• Audio commentary by author and film historian Rudy Behlmer
• Warner Night At The Movies 1942:
-- Introduction by Leonard Maltin (3:21)
-- Theatrical trailer for Casablanca (2:17)
-- Vintage newsreel (9:15)
-- Beyond The Line Of Duty short film (22:01)
-- Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid looney tunes cartoon (7:26)
• James Cagney trailer gallery: (with Play All option) (19:36)
-- The Public Enemy
-- Footlight Parade
-- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
-- Angels With Dirty Faces
-- The Roaring Twenties
-- Yankee Doodle Dandy
-- White Heat
• "Awards" list
• "Cast & crew" list

DISC 2
• "James Cagney: Top Of The World" documentary, hosted by Michael J Fox (46:32)
• "Let Freedom Sing: The Story Of Yankee Doodle Dandy" documentary from 2003 (44:31)
• John Travolta Remembering James Cagney featurette (5:10)
• 2 looney tunes cartoons:
-- Yankee Doodle Daffy (6:46)
-- Yankee Doodle Bugs (6:55)
• "You, John Jones!" short film from 1943 (10:26)
• Audio Vault section featuring:
-- Outtakes and Rehearsals
-- Lady Esther Screen Guild Radio Show from October 19th 1942
• Waving The Flag Galleries section featuring:
-- George M. Cohen Sheet Music
-- Dressed Set Stills
-- Scene Stills
-- Publicity & Posters

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