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?
hated working with character actor S.Z. Sakall
who he felt upstaged him at every turn. He complained to director Michael Curtiz
about him but Curtiz took no action as he had great respect for Sakall, who was once Hungary's leading actor. Cagney refused to work with Sakall again. See more
In the "You're A Grand Old Flag" number, which supposedly takes place in the 1906 production of "George Washington Jr.," an African-American chorus pays tribute to a backdrop image of Abraham Lincoln
, seated in a chair. The Lincoln image is taken from Daniel Chester French's sculpture for the Lincoln Memorial. This sculpture was not completed until the opening of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
The Yankee Doodle Boy
from the Broadway Show "Little Johnny Jones"
Written by George M. Cohan
Played during the opening credits
Sung and Danced by James Cagney
and Chorus See more