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.
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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?
At the conclusion of the "You're a Grand Old Flag" number, a translucent screen is lowered and a photograph of the American flag is projected onto it, slowly dissolving out the actors. The same device was used in the original stage play and movie 1776, when at the end a translucent screen is lowered and a rendition of the John Trumbull's painting "Declaration of Independence" is superimposed over the final scene, slowly dissolving out the actors. 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.
Also available in a computer colorized version. See more
References Ah Wilderness!
Nellie Kelly, I Love You
from the Broadway show "Little Nellie Kelly"
Written by George M. Cohan
Sung by Frances Langford
as part of the post-WWI medley See more