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?
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
Jerry Cohan is shown announcing his and Nellie's retirement at his 62nd birthday party, following the New Year's 1912 scene. Jerry turned 62 in February 1910. Jerry and Nellie left the stage in 1913 shortly after his 65th birthday. 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 South Park: Erection Day
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
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