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?
Many facts were changed or ignored to add to the feel of the movie. For example, the real George M. Cohan
was married twice, and although his second wife's middle name was Mary, she went by her first name, Agnes. In fact, the movie deviated so far from the truth that, following the premiere, the real George M. Cohan
commented, "It was a good movie. Who was it about?" See more
In a montage following the news that the Lusitania has been sunk (a 1915 occurrence), a movie poster is seen for a film called EMPTY HOLSTERS. This was a Warner Brothers B-Western starring Dick Foran that was released in 1937. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
You're a Grand Old Flag
from the Broadway show "George Washington Jr."
Written by George M. Cohan
Sung by James Cagney
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