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Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 22 November 1943 (UK)
"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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Edgar Berger
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Ray Bolger
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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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Chuva de Estrelas  »

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Former Rose Bowl Queen Cheryl Walker later became a staunch supporter of anti-Communist causes. See more »

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Lynn Fontaine: I do say it myself. I can flirt up a pretty sandwich. This is for my darling.
Alfred Lunt: Wellll... thank you my dear!
Lynn Fontaine: Ohh, it's not for you. It's for that adorable sailor from Savannah.
Alfred Lunt: Oh, is that the boy who came up to me the other day and said, "Thank you Mr. Lunt" and I said you're welcome but what for? And he said, "I'm having so much fun with your wife?"
Lynn Fontaine: Oh no, no. That boy came from Norfolk.
Alfred Lunt: Oh, you do get around don't you!
Lynn Fontaine: I don't but the sailors do.
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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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Featured in Showbiz Goes to War (1982) See more »

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Don't Worry Island
(1943)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played by the Freddy Martin Orchestra
Sung by an unidentified trio and chorus (uncredited)
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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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