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?
According to his biography the rather stiff-legged dancing style used by James Cagney
in this movie is not his own. He copied Cohan's style to make the film more accurate. 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.
Referenced in The Cooler
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