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The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

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Awards:
  • Won 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations.
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George M. Cohan
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Mary
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Jerry Cohan
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Sam Harris
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Fay Templeton
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Dietz
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Nellie Cohan
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Josie Cohan
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Singer - Nora
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Erlanger
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Schwab
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Theatre Manager
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George M. Cohan - As a Boy of 13
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Eddie Foy
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Albee
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Goff
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Madame Bartholdi
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Josie Cohan - As a Girl of 12 (as Patsy Lee Parsons)
Jack Young ...
The President (as Capt. Jack Young)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Wiseguy (uncredited)
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George M. Cohan's Valet (uncredited)
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Pianist (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ...
Passerby on Sidewalk (uncredited)
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Housekeeper (uncredited)
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Magician (uncredited)
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Dressing Room Guest (uncredited)
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George M. Cohan at 7 (uncredited)
John Breen ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl - 'Little Johnny Jones' Number (uncredited)
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Boarder (uncredited)
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Betsy Ross (uncredited)
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Colony Opera House Stagehand (uncredited)
Dick Chandlee ...
Teenager (uncredited)
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Colony Opera House Stage Manager (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ...
Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt (uncredited)
Alan Copeland ...
Choirboy (uncredited)
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Soubrette (uncredited)
Mary Currier ...
Woman Entering Cohan's Dressing Room (uncredited)
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New York Stage Manager (uncredited)
Frank Dee ...
Man Entering Cohan's Dressing Room (uncredited)
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Receptionist (uncredited)
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Actor (uncredited)
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Actor - Railroad Station (uncredited)
Ann Edmonds ...
Soubrette (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Sergeant on Parade - Last Scene (uncredited)
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Sgt. Lewis - White House Guard (uncredited)
Robert Flatley ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Union Army Veteran #1 on Caisson (uncredited)
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Critic #1 (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl - 'Little Johnny Jones' Number (uncredited)
Laura Gile ...
Dancer (uncredited)
William Gillespie ...
Baritone Solo - Grand Old Flag Number (uncredited)
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Franklin D. Roosevelt (uncredited) (voice)
Eddie Graham ...
Actor (uncredited)
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Robert Haines ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
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Recruiting Major (uncredited)
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Dr. Llewellyn (uncredited)
Al Herman ...
Actor (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ...
Colony Opera House Doorman (uncredited)
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Backstage Actor - 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Joyce Horne ...
Teenager (uncredited)
Jean Inness ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ...
Horse Race Announcer - 'Little Johnny Jones' Number (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Stage Manager - 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)
Marijo James ...
Sister Act (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ...
Wilson - 'Little Johnny Jones' Number (uncredited)
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Critic #2 (uncredited)
Dorothy Kelly ...
Sister Act (uncredited)
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Irish Cop in 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)
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Fanny (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Motorist (uncredited)
Joe Levine ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
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Actress (uncredited)
Max Linder ...
Actor in Play (uncredited)
Al Lloyd ...
Actor (uncredited)
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Dietz and Goff's Receptionst (uncredited)
Jerrie Lynne ...
Singer (uncredited)
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Peck's Bad Boy Stagehand (uncredited)
Jo Ann Marlowe ...
Josie Cohan - Age 6 (uncredited)
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Boarder (uncredited)
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Hotel Clerk #2 (uncredited)
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Call Boy (uncredited)
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New York Stage Doorman (uncredited)
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Hotel Clerk #1 (uncredited)
Jim Mercer ...
Actor (uncredited)
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Young Girl (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ...
Horse Race Official (uncredited)
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Pedestrian Seeking Newspaper (uncredited)
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Maurice Ruppe - Music Publisher (uncredited)
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The Pippirino (uncredited)
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Friendly Man at Restaurant Window on New Year's Eve (uncredited)
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Backstage Actor - 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)
Lee Murray ...
Jockey (uncredited)
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Streetcleaner (uncredited)
Garry Owen ...
Army Clerk (uncredited)
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Robinsons Theater Stagehand (uncredited)
Francis Pierlot ...
Dr. Anderson (uncredited)
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Teenager (uncredited)
Ruth Robinson ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Clinton Rosemond ...
White House Butler (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
Jackie Salling ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
Fred Santley ...
Judge in Musical Number (uncredited)
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Star Boarder (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ...
O'Rourke's Varieties Stagehand (uncredited)
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Boarder (uncredited)
Napoleon Simpson ...
Porter (uncredited)
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Teenager (uncredited)
Ernie Stanton ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Soubrette (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ...
Army Recruiter Examiner (uncredited)
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Army Recruiter (uncredited)
Jim Toney ...
Actor (uncredited)
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Schults - Grocer in 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)
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Union Army Veteran #2 on Caisson (uncredited)
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Backstage Actor - 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl - 'Little Johnny Jones' Number (uncredited)
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Stage Manager, 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)
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Sally (uncredited)
Jack Wise ...
Boarder (uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman ...
Medical Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Curtiz

Written by

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Robert Buckner ... (screen play) and
Edmund Joseph ... (screen play)
 
Robert Buckner ... (original story)
 
Julius J. Epstein ... (contributor to screenplay) (uncredited)
 
Philip G. Epstein ... (contributor to screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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William Cagney ... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis ... executive producer
Jack L. Warner ... executive producer

Music by

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George M. Cohan ... (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf ... (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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James Wong Howe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Amy ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Carl Jules Weyl

Costume Design by

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Milo Anderson ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist
Martha Acker ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bill Cooley ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ruby Felker ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bill Phillips ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Heath ... assistant director (uncredited)
George Tobin ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Tom Jung ... poster artist (uncredited) / poster designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Everett Alton Brown ... sound (as Everett A. Brown)
Nathan Levinson ... sound (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Wesley Anderson ... second camera (uncredited)
Everett Burkhalter ... gaffer (uncredited)
Mac Julian ... still photographer (uncredited)
Sol Polito ... photographer (uncredited)
William Reinhold ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Rydo Loshak ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Marie Pickering ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Leon Roberts ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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George M. Cohan ... lyrics and music by
Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Ray Heindorf ... orchestral arrangements
Heinz Roemheld ... orchestral arrangements (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jack Boyle ... dances routined by: James Cagney's (as John Boyle)
William Collier Sr. ... technical advisor
Seymour Felix ... dance numbers staged and directed by
Hugh MacMullan ... dialogue director
LeRoy Prinz ... dance numbers staged and directed by (as Leroy Prinz)
Don Siegel ... montages
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Production Companies

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  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Leon Wolters

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Taglines Based on the story of GEORGE M. COHAN with the Greatest of all his Great Music See more »
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Also Known As
  • La glorieuse parade (France)
  • Yanqui Dandy (Spain)
  • Yanki Dandy (Spain)
  • A Canção da Vitória (Brazil)
  • Canção da Vitória (Brazil)
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  • 126 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $2,616,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Walking down the stairs at the White House, James Cagney goes into a tap dance. According to TCM, that was completely ad-libbed. See more »
Goofs In the "You're A Grand Old Flag" number, which supposedly takes place in the 1906 production of "George Washington Jr.," an African-American chorus pays tribute to a backdrop image of Abraham Lincoln, seated in a chair. The Lincoln image is taken from Daniel Chester French's sculpture for the Lincoln Memorial. This sculpture was not completed until the opening of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943). See more »
Soundtracks The Yankee Doodle Boy See more »
Quotes George M. Cohan: My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.
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