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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62 Stars in Warners' Biggest Ever!
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Did You Know?
Originally conceived by Warner Bros. as a multi-studio (like the actual Hollywood Canteen) WWII effort with rival studios (Fox, Paramount, MGM, etc.) contributing cameo appearances by its stars. But when other studios balked at having performers appear (even though profits were reportedly earmarked for war effort), Warner turned it into a single-studio affair. 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
Don't get your hopes up, he's been Leslie-ized.
Oh will you stop, I've been Reagan-ized.
Opening credits are displayed rising up over "Hollywood Canteen" sign. See more
Edited into California at War
Don't Fence Me In
Music by Cole Porter
Lyrics by Cole Porter
and Robert H. Fletcher
Performed by Roy Rogers
(uncredited) and danced by Trigger
Also performed by The Andrews Sisters
Also played as dance music by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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