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?
Among the opening credits is one that states "Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohan." However, the come-back musical "I'd Rather Be Right" has a score by Rodgers and Hart, including the romp, "Off the Record", one song decidedly NOT by Mr. Cohan. The stylized Central Park set depicted on the stage is, in fact, a recreation of the original Broadway set as seen in historical photographs. See more
The "You're A Grand Old Flag" number, supposedly takes place in the 1906 production of "George Washington Jr.," and uses multiple period flags to represent times before 1906. The Civil War flag, as an example, is correct for the time in question. However, in the final sequence characters carry, and an soft screen projection is made of, multiple 48 star flags. The 48 star flag was not introduced until 1912. In 1906, it should have been a 45 star flag. (Oklahoma was admitted to the Union in 1907, New Mexico and Arizona in 1912). See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
Spoofed in L.I.E.
Nellie Kelly, I Love You
from the Broadway show "Little Nellie Kelly"
Written by George M. Cohan
Sung by Frances Langford
as part of the post-WWI medley See more