A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs. Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
The Yankee Doodle Dandiest Entertainment of 'em all!
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Did You Know?
Although Josie Cohan Niblo did predecease Jerry Cohan, dying of a diagnosed heart condition in 1916 at the age of 40 (her then 13-year-old son, future screenwriter Fred Niblo, Jr., discovered her body in an upstairs hallway), his wife, Helen Costigan "Nellie" Cohan actually survived him by 11 years, dying in 1928. In the film, it is stated that both Jerry Cohan's daughter and wife predeceased him. See more
The writers stretch the bounds "poetic license" by trying to tie George M. Cohan
's flop Popularity (1906) with the sinking of the Lusitania (1915) and the U.S. entry into World War I (1917) as all occurring at the same time. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
Featured in The Brothers Warner
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung a cappella and danced at George's farm by Dick Chandlee
, Joyce Horne
, Joyce Reynolds
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