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?
Carl Jules Weyl
's theater stage set took up a whole sound stage and was specifically constructed so that it could replicate the proscenium design of any given theater, from the traditional, 19th century stylings of the Liberty (now Madame Tusseud's Wax Museum, where "Little Johnny Jones" opened in 1904) and Herald Square (demolished in 1915, where "George Washington Junior" opened in 1906) Theaters, to the Art Deco design of the Alvin (now the Neil Simon
, where "I'd Rather Be Right" opened in 1937) Theater. See more
The boom mike is visible, shadowed in the spotlight at the beginning of the "Off the Record" number, about 5 - 10 minutes before the end of 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.
Featured in 100 Years at the Movies
The Red, White and Blue
aka "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"
Written by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
Played during the parade and as part of the "You're a Grand Old Flag" sequence See more