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>
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?
Although 'Josie Cohan Niblo' did predecease Jerry Cohan
, dying of a diagnosed heart condition in 1916 at the age of 40 (her then 13-year-old son, future screenwriter Fred Niblo Jr.
, discovered her body in an upstairs hallway), his wife, Helen Costigan "Nellie" Cohan, actually survived him by 11 years, dying in 1928. In the film it is stated that both Jerry Cohan's daughter and wife predeceased him. See more
During the dock scene where Cohan is singing "Give My Regards to Broadway," the S.S. Hurrah steams away with a 48-star flag astern. The Broadway play from which the song came was produced during the time when the flag had only 45 stars. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
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Featured in That's Dancing!
The Yankee Doodle Boy
from the Broadway Show "Little Johnny Jones"
Written by George M. Cohan
Played during the opening credits
Sung and Danced by James Cagney
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