Awesome / Yankee Doodle Dandy

  • "It seems it always happens. Whenever we get too high-hat and too sophisticated for flag-waving, some thug nation decides we're a push-over all ready to be blackjacked. And it isn't long before we're looking up, mighty anxiously, to be sure the flag's still waving over us."
  • It's said that James Cagney broke a rib while filming a dance scene, but continued dancing until it was completed.
  • The impromptu staircase dance at the end. Knowing that Cagney ad-libbed it on the spot during filming only makes it more awesome.