For our July Cinema Classics, we celebrate Independence Day with screenings of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY, in beautiful 35mm! The screening on 7/6 is free for Hollywood Theatre members.
(1942) James Cagney’s Oscar-winning portrayal of legendary showman George M. Cohan dominates this patriotic blockbuster that remains one of Michael Curtiz’s finest films. Stirring musical numbers like “Harrigan,” ”Mary,” “It’s a Grand Old Flag” and “Over There” are complemented by James Wong Howe's cinematography and the nonpareil supporting cast of Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, Jeanne Cagney, and Rosemary De Camp.
Curtiz’s splendid direction garnered him his fourth Best Director nomination in seven years. Scripted by Robert Buckner and Edmund Joseph and the uncredited Epstein brothers, it remains a flag-waving triumph from a different era.
Guest Passes and Member Guest Passes accepted.