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
In the dressing room scene, just before Albee's visit, Jerry Cohan wraps a scarf around his neck while he's talking to George M. Cohan
and leaves one end outside of his dressing gown. In the next shot, the scarf is tucked in. 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
Referenced in The Subject Was Roses
from the Broadway show "Billie"
Written by George M. Cohan
Sung by Frances Langford
as part of the post-WWI medley See more