Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom he has been dreaming about while in the Pacific. He meets her later at the Farmer's Market. On the third night, Slim is the millionth man into the Canteen, earning him a date with Joan. Slim thinks he's been duped when she doesn't show up at his train. Slim's buddy Sergant dances with Joan Crawford. Canteen President Bette Davis praises the canteen and the war effort. Virtually everyone Warners could spare entertains. Written by
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Did You Know?
's genial, "unsophisticated" cowboy song, "Don't Fence Me In," via the Decca recording by Bing Crosby
(who did not appear in the picture) and The Andrews Sisters
, reigned as the number-one "Billboard" single for eight weeks, between December 23, 1944 and February 10, 1945. See more
When "Slim" is sightseeing in Hollywood at the beginning of the film his infantry division patch (40th Div) is shown on his left shoulder. However, in one scene (right after the swimming pool), the patch is displayed on his right shoulder. See more
[after unintentionally scaring away a marine sergeant
All I wanted to ask him is to join me in a cigarette.
He didn't trust us, Peter.
No... and we are such gentle people.
[Backs away, frightened
Opening credits are displayed rising up over "Hollywood Canteen" sign. See more
Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself
Ballet in Jive
Music by Ray Heindorf
Danced by Joan McCracken
and ensemble See more