In The West Point Story, a song-and-dance role for James Cagney, we see him as a Broadway producer who stages a show written by a plebe (Gordon MacRae) at West Point and gets a taste of the harsh Academy life.
Jimmy’s in fine form, and Doris Day has a turn as a star who entices MacRae to go AWOL in Hollywood. Academy Award Nomination for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
On his tempestuous relationship with director Roy Del Ruth, James Cagney said, “[he] didn’t know one foot from the other. He hated me… He knew I was on to him.
Cast: James Cagney, Doris Day, Alan Hale, Gordon MacRae, Virginia Mayo, Roland Winters
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Producer: Louis F. Edelman
Director of Photography: Sidney Hickox
Editor: Owen Marks
Screenwriters: Charles Hoffman, John Monks Jr., Irving Wallace
Production Designer: Charles H. Clarke
USA / Warner / 113 minutes / 1950