Happy Independence Day to our readers in the United States! I’m heading off in a moment to spend the day floating on the lake … and to complete my transformation into a red, red lobster-like creature, a process that started yesterday (sunburns are a bitch).
In honor of our nation’s birthday, I’m posting a clip from one of my favorite musicals, Yankee Doodle Dandy, as James Cagney tears up the stage performing the title number. This, folks, is sheer effervescence in action.
I’ll be watching this one tonight, as I tend to do every year on July 4th. What patriotic (or not so patriotic) films will you be watching this holiday?