The New Pictures, Jun. 22, 1942

Yankee Doodle Dandy (Warner) is possibly the most genial screen biography ever made. Few films have bestowed such loving care on any hero as this one does on beaming, buoyant, wry-mouthed George M. (for Michael) Cohan. The result is a nostalgic, accurate re-creation of a historic era of U.S. show business. Not that the picture is a strict reconstruction of the playwright-songwright-actor-producer-hoofer's life. But star-spangled George M. Cohan, now 63, ailing, and confined to his upstate New York farm, was the kind of entertainer who really liked to entertain people, and Yankee Doodle...

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