June 14th, 2011: Yankee Doodle Dandy

Cast and Crew: Walter Huston, S. Z. Sakall

What It’s About: The life and times of composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan (James Cagney).

Why Watch it Today?: Today is Flag Day, which marks the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag and a holiday since 1916.  George M. Cohan wrote the best known American song from the Great War, Over There, and Michael Curtiz’s 1942 biopic, musical and propaganda film celebrates Cohan’s life, but also his deep connection and love of America.  Consequently, the film is packed with flags; it is also a wonderfully entertaining film.

Where to Get It: Libraries, Netflix (Rental only), or Amazon

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s