"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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Do you theater people have these canteens all over the country?
Oh sure we do. We've got canteens... Why they have one canteen in Washington D.C. It's the darnedest thing you ever saw. They don't have famous actors waiting on the soldiers like they do here. Down in Washington, congressmen wait on the boys. Those boys will starve to death down there you mark my words.
Why Mr. Wynn.
Well, you know how long it takes for a congressman to pass anything.
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Spoofed in Stage Door Cartoon
U.S. Marine Corps Hymn
(also called "The Marines' Hymn")
Music by Jacques Offenbach
from "Genevieve de Brabant" (1868)
Lyrics by L.Z. Phillips
Sung by marines in the Canteen before leaving See more