FREE Coventry Summer Movie – Yankee Doodle Dandy
Thursday | 9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Showing — Yankee Doodle Dandy (Family Friendly & Free)
Grab a bite at one of Coventry great food vendors and enjoy this film with your friends and family on the lawn of Coventry School
(PEACE PARK PLAYGROUND – Located at the corner of Euclid Hts., Washington Hts. and Coventry)
About the Movie —- Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 American biographical musical film about George M. Cohan, known as “The Man Who Owns Broadway”. It stars James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, and Richard Whorf, and features Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp and Jeanne Cagney.
In the early days of World War II, Cohan comes out of retirement to star as President Roosevelt in the Rodgers and Hart musical I’d Rather Be Right. On the first night, he is summoned to meet the President at the White House, who presents him with a Congressional Gold Medal (in fact, this happened several years previously). Cohan is overcome and chats with Roosevelt, recalling his early days on the stage. The film flashes back to his supposed birth on July 4, whilst his father is performing on the vaudeville stage……