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Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  22 January 1944 (Mexico)
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"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen ... See full summary »

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Judith Anderson
Kenny Baker ...
Kenny Baker
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Tallulah Bankhead
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Ralph Bellamy
Edgar Bergen ...
Edgar Berger
Charlie McCarthy ...
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Ray Bolger
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Ina Claire
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Hugh Herbert
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Jean Hersholt
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"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. Dakota meets a pretty young hostess, Eileen, and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Producer Sol Lesser paid the Stage Door Canteen $50,000 for the use of its name; they and Allied Charities received the net profits from the film. Because it was too difficult to film at the actual Stage Door Canteen on 44th Street in New York City, it was duplicated at both filming locations (Fox News NY Studios and RKO-Pathé Studios, Culver City). See more »

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All rights granted by the American Theater Wing which gratefully acknowledges and credits the producers, stars and members of all the theatrical unions, guilds, crafts and associations for their participation in the creation and continuance of the original Stage Door Canteen. See more »


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Marching Through Berlin
(1943) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Harry Miller and Robert Reed
Based on "German National Anthem (Das Lied der Deutschen)"
(Also called "Deutschland Über Alles")
Music by Joseph Haydn from "String Quartet in C major (the Kaiser-Quartet), Op. 76 #3" (1797)
Lyrics by August Heinrich Hoffman von Fallersleben (1841)
Sung by Ethel Merman
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Lifting spirits of U.S. servicemen.
25 May 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A young soldier romances a hostess at the famed New York City canteen. A barrage of entertainers feed, mingle, chat and perform for the soldiers. Starring Cheryl Walker and William Terry. Just a few of the big stars contributing are: George Raft, Ed Wynn, Tallulah Bankhead, Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Katherine Hepburn, Georgie Jessel, Kay Kyser, Count Basie, Gypsy Rose Lee, Benny Goodman, Helen Hayes and Edgar Bergen. Most prints of this "rally the boys" film run 132 minutes and others run 93 minutes. Watching this is like looking into a window of an era. Relaxing.


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