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>
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Did You Know?
George M. Cohan died of cancer shortly before the film was released. However, he got a private screening. His comment on the film (and James Cagney playing him) was "I wouldn't want to follow that act." See more
During the dock scene where Cohan is singing "Give My Regards to Broadway," the S.S. Hurrah steams away with a 48-star flag astern. The Broadway play from which the song came was produced during the time when the flag had only 45 stars. See more
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Mary's a Grand Old Name
from the Broadway show "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway"
Written by George M. Cohan
Played during the opening credits
Sung by James Cagney
and Joan Leslie
(dubbed by Sally Sweetland
Sung also by Irene Manning See more