Yankee Doodle Dandy

Visible crew/equipment: In the final musical number "Strictly off the Record", you can clearly see the shadow of the microphone boom during part of the number.

Continuity mistake: In the dressing room scene just before Mr. Albee's visit, as Jerry Cohan is talking he wraps a scarf around his neck. He leaves one end outside of the dressing gown, but in the next shot, both ends are tucked in.

Factual error: Although quite typical for biopics of this era, certain aspects of Cohan's life are glossed over. The movie shows him in a lifelong marriage to his first love. However, he was in fact married in 1899 to Ethel Levy, and after their divorce in 1907 he married Agnes Mary Nolan, who remained his wife until Cohan's death in 1942.

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Trivia: James Cagney won his only Oscar for his performance as George M. Cohan in this movie.

Trivia: During production, James Cagney broke a rib whilst filming a dance scene. In spite of the injury, he still managed to complete the sequence.

Trivia: Rosemary DeCamp plays Nellie Cohan in this film, the mother of George M. Cohan, played by James Cagney. She was actually eleven years younger than Cagney.

Mary: George, I didn't know you could yodel.
George M. Cohan: Learned it on the farm. Nothing but pig callin' with frost on it.

George M. Cohan: Thanks, Sam. It'll be great as long as those critics don't start to eat off my leg.
Sam Harris: Oh, don't worry about the critics! You got a smash hit! It's in the air, kid! It's in the air! You can't stop anything that's in the air.

George M. Cohan: My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.

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