Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy film still

We’d won the World War. Manhattan went wild with postwar hysteria. But I spiked my shows with prewar stuff, the sentiment and humor an older America had aged in the wood.

James Cagney as George M. Cohan narrates while we ‘re watching a montage of the most successful stage productions of the post-World War I era. Also, marquees of their biggest enemies, the movies, are shown.

Henry Kolker’s Disraeli (1921), Rex Ingram’s The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) and Fred Niblo’s The Three Musketeers (1921) in Michael Curtiz’s Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).


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