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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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Ina Claire
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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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According to the book 'The Films of World War II' by Joe Morella, Edward Z. Epstein & John Griggs, this movie " . . . was a superstar-studded tribute to the American Theater Wing, which had founded and operated the Stage Door Canteen for the purpose of entertaining servicemen in New York City. The canteen received a percentage of the film's profits so 'Stage Door Canteen' was in reality a big benefit . . . a lot of money was raised for the actual Stage Door Canteen." Moreover, in a review, Bosley Crowther at the time wrote in 'The New York Times' that "90 per cent of the profits [from this film] are to go to the support and advancement of the American Theatre Wing." 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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Sleep Baby Sleep (in Your Jeep)
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Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played by the Kay Kyser Band as dance music with the title sung by Harry Babbitt (uncredited)
Played by the Guy Lombardo Orchestra and sung by unidentified female singer (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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