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?
The movie's line "My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you." was voted as the #97 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100). See more
Near the beginning of the movie, George M. Cohan
is describing his birth (in 1878) to Franklin D. Roosevelt
, and speaks of the flag "having fewer stars then, but people knew more were coming". The camera fades to a scene of an American flag waving on a flagpole, before panning down to people at a 4th of July parade waving hand held flags. The hand held flags appear to be the correct 38 star flags of 1878, but the flag on the pole is the 45 star flag introduced in 1896. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
Mary's a Grand Old Name
from the Broadway show "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway"
Written by George M. Cohan
Played during the opening credits
Sung by James Cagney
and Joan Leslie
(dubbed by Sally Sweetland
Sung also by Irene Manning See more