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?
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
After Cohan's father Jerry dies, George M. Cohan
is called the last of the Four Cohans. Actually, Cohan's mother, Helen, died in 1928. Jerry died in 1917 and Cohan's sister, Josie, died in 1916. 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 Yankee Doodle Donkey
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