Picks and Pans Review: James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy

updated 11/30/1981 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/30/1981 AT 01:00 AM EST

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Critic Richard Schickel profiles America's best-known tough guy from his start as a song-and-dance man to his triumphant return at 82, after a 20-year absence, as a wily police commissioner in the upcoming Ragtime.


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