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The West Point Story

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Produced by Louis F. Edelman
Written by Irving Wallace
Charles Hoffman
John Monks Jr.
Starring James Cagney
Virginia Mayo
Doris Day
Music by Ray Heindorf
Cinematography Sidney Hickox
Editing by Owen Marks
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) December 22, 1950 (1950-12-22)
Running time 107 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The West Point Story (also known as Fine and Dandy) is a 1950 musical comedy film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Doris Day.



Elwin 'Bix' Bixby (Cagney) is an unemployed Broadway musical director who agrees to stage the annual show at West Point called 100th Night for producer Harry Eberhart (Roland Winters).[1][2]



The film received two award nominations in 1951. Ray Heindorf was nominated for a Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture and John Monks Jr., Charles Hoffman and Irving Wallace were nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for Best Written American Musical.


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