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?
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
The play "Popularity" had a brief run on Broadway in 1906, almost nine years before the sinking of the RMS Lusitania (in 1915). The movie shows George performing in the "Yankee Prince" at same time. Actually, "Yankee Prince" was nearly two years later. IBDB shows George was not in another show at the time of "Popularity." George re-did "Popularity" as the musical "The Man Who Owns Broadway" in 1909 (and shown in a montage earlier in the movie). See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
All Aboard for Old Broadway
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung by the chorus as part of the "Little Johnny Jones" sequence See more