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?
According to his biography the rather stiff-legged dancing style used by James Cagney
in this movie is not his own. He copied George M. Cohan
's style to make the film more accurate. See more
"After leaving his meeting with the president, which has supposedly been taking place in the White House's Oval Office, Cohan walks down a grand staircase before exiting the building. The Oval Office is on the ground floor of the White House."
George M. Cohan meets with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in an oval room that is on the 2nd floor of the White House. This would be the Yellow Room which FDR used as a private study. It is not the famous Oval Office located in the West Wing. 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
At a Georgia Camp Meeting
Music by Kerry Mills
Danced (in blackface) by Henry Blair
, Walter Huston
, Rosemary DeCamp
and Jo Ann Marlowe See more