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.
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
The Yankee Doodle Dandiest Entertainment of 'em all!
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Did You Know?
The Yankee Doodle Dandy number in the movie was from Cohan's first successful Broadway production, "Little Johnny Jones", reputed to be the first American musical. It was based on events in the life of the American jockey Tod Sloan, who, in 1903, went to London to ride in the English Derby and was accused of throwing the race. See more
After Cohan's father Jerry dies, George M. Cohan
is called the last of the Four Cohans. Actually, Cohan's mother, Helen, died in 1928. Jerry died in 1917 and Cohan's sister, Josie, died in 1916. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
Also available in a computer colorized version. See more
(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
Music by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played as part of the "You're a Grand Old Flag" sequence See more