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>
Get ready to Laugh, to Sing, to Shout! ...For here comes Uncle Sam's Star Spangled Yankee Doodle Dandy!
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Did You Know?
Walking down the stairs at the White House, James Cagney
goes into a tap dance. According to TCM, that was completely ad-libbed. See more
In the shot preceding the "Yankee Doodle Dandy" number, a close up of the conductor's stand shows the conductor's music, which is only a "lead sheet" with the vocal line and lyrics only. This would never be the case, especially on Broadway. The conductor always had a "piano-conductor" part with vocal line and a 2 staff accompaniment of all the music in the show. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
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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