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>
Based on the story of GEORGE M. COHAN with the Greatest of all his Great Music
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Did You Know?
In the film Cohan writes a drama called "Popularity" which was a failure. This is fact. Following WW1 he rewrote parts of it, added music, and put it on under the title of "Little Nelly Kelly" where it became a huge hit. See more
Jerry Cohan is shown announcing his and Nellie's retirement at his 62nd birthday party, following the New Year's 1912 scene. Jerry turned 62 in February 1910. Jerry and Nellie left the stage in 1913 shortly after his 65th birthday. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
Referenced in Rhinestone
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
(circa 1856) (uncredited)
Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
Played and sung as part of the "You're a Grand Old Flag" sequence See more