Judy Garland, who was one quarter Irish, plays the title role, but the story is really about her father and grandfather who make their way to America. America, the land of opportunities -- the opportunity to work and the freedom from having to kowtow to the gentry. This is what the Irish immigrants in this film expect of America. And who should know this better than the author of our tale, George M. Cohan, the son of Irish immigrants. Before he ever steps on the boat, our hero's ambition is to become a New York cop, and, of course, he does. Aside from Grandfather's little trouble with the union, settling into their new country goes smoothly for the Kellys and the Fogartys.
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Director Norman Taurog
Writer Jack McGowen
Cast Judy Garland, George Murphy, Charles Winninger, Douglas McPhail