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>
The Yankee Doodle Dandiest Entertainment of 'em all!
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Did You Know?
According to his biography the rather stiff-legged dancing style used by James Cagney
in this movie is not his own. He copied Cohan's style to make the film more accurate. See more
The song "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" is referenced before George M. Cohan
starred in the 1937 production of "I'd Rather Be Right Than Be President". The song was written in 1940. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway
from the Broadway show "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway"
Written by George M. Cohan
Sung by James Cagney
Sung also by Chorus See more