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Release Date:
31 December 1944 (USA) See more »
62 Stars in Warners' Biggest Ever! See more »
Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
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Wonderful Showcase of Hollywood's Cream of the Crop See more (29 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

The Andrews Sisters ... The Andrews Sisters (as Andrews Sisters)

Jack Benny ... Jack Benny

Joe E. Brown ... Joe E. Brown

Eddie Cantor ... Eddie Cantor

Kitty Carlisle ... Kitty Carlisle

Jack Carson ... Jack Carson

Dane Clark ... Sgt. Nowland

Joan Crawford ... Joan Crawford
Helmut Dantine ... Helmut Dantine

Bette Davis ... Bette Davis
Faye Emerson ... Faye Emerson
Victor Francen ... Victor Francen

John Garfield ... John Garfield

Sydney Greenstreet ... Sydney Greenstreet

Alan Hale ... Alan Hale

Paul Henreid ... Paul Henreid
Robert Hutton ... Cpl. Slim Green

Andrea King ... Andrea King

Joan Leslie ... Joan

Peter Lorre ... Peter Lorre

Ida Lupino ... Ida Lupino
Irene Manning ... Irene Manning
Nora Martin ... Hostess
Joan McCracken ... Specialty Dancer
Dolores Moran ... Dolores Moran
Dennis Morgan ... Dennis Morgan

Janis Paige ... Studio Guide

Eleanor Parker ... Eleanor Parker

William Prince ... William Prince
Joyce Reynolds ... Joyce Reynolds
John Ridgely ... John Ridgely

Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers

Trigger ... Trigger

S.Z. Sakall ... Himself
Zachary Scott ... Zachary Scott

Alexis Smith ... Alexis Smith

Barbara Stanwyck ... Barbara Stanwyck
Craig Stevens ... Craig Stevens
Joseph Szigeti ... Performer
Donald Woods ... Donald Woods

Jane Wyman ... Jane Wyman
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra ... Jimmy Dorsey Band (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Band)
Carmen Cavallaro and His Orchestra ... Carmen Cavallaro and Orchestra
The Golden Gate Quartette ... Golden Gate Quartette, (as Golden Gate Quartette)
Antonio ... Dancer (as Rosario & Antonio)
Sons of the Pioneers ... Sons of the Pioneers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rosario ... Dancer (as Rosario & Antonio)
William Alcorn ... Dancer (uncredited)
Betty Alexander ... Junior Hostess (uncredited)
Laverne Andrews ... Laverne Andrews (uncredited)
Maxene Andrews ... Maxene Andrews (uncredited)
Patty Andrews ... Patty Andrews (uncredited)
Lynn Baggett ... Junior Hostess (uncredited)
Marvin Bailey ... Vocal Group Member (uncredited)

Diana Barrymore ... Junior Hostess (uncredited)
Julie Bishop ... Junior Hostess (uncredited)
Betty Brodel ... Betty (uncredited)
Paul Brooks ... Busboy (uncredited)
Barbara Brown ... Mrs. Brodel (uncredited)
Betty Bryson ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dwight Butcher ... Soldier Getting Married (uncredited)
Carmen Cavallaro ... Carmen Cavallaro (uncredited)
Jack Coffey ... Dancer (uncredited)

John Dehner ... Norwegian Sailor (uncredited)
Jimmy Dorsey ... Jimmy Dorsey (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Studio Gate Guard (uncredited)

Richard Erdman ... Soldier on Deck (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Hostess (uncredited)
Rudolf Friml Jr. ... Performer (uncredited)
Ceferino García ... Soldier (uncredited)
Hayes Gordon ... Serviceman (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Hostess (uncredited)
Angela Greene ... Junior Hostess (uncredited)
Jonathan Hale ... Mr. Brodel (uncredited)
Willie Johnson ... Member, Golden Gate Quartette (uncredited)
Harry Kaufman ... Pianist with Szigeti (uncredited)
Bill Kennedy ... Busboy (uncredited)

Dorothy Malone ... Junior Hostess (uncredited)
Eddie Marr ... Dance Director (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Diner without Spoon (uncredited)
Jack Mattis ... Dancer (uncredited)
Matt Mattox ... Dancer (uncredited)
Mack McLean ... Vocal Group Member (uncredited)
Chef Milani ... Chef Milani (uncredited)
Johnny Mitchell ... Busboy (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Juice-Stand Proprietor (uncredited)
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan (uncredited)
Marianne O'Brien ... Junior Hostess (uncredited)
Henry Owens ... Member, Golden Gate Quartet (uncredited)
Virginia Patton ... Junior Hostess (uncredited)
LeRoy Prinz ... LeRoy Prinz (uncredited)
Clyde Riddick ... Golden Gate Quartet Member (uncredited)
Larry Rio ... Salior Kissed by Cantor (uncredited)
Alex Romero ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bill Seckler ... Vocal Group Member (uncredited)
Robert Shayne ... Busboy (uncredited)
John Sheridan ... Busboy (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Photographer (uncredited)
Freddie Steele ... South American Sailor (uncredited)
Anne G. Sterling ... Attractive Woman (uncredited)
Mark Stevens ... Soldier on Deck (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Car Delivery Man (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Army Captain (uncredited)
William Terry ... Marine #999,999 in Line (uncredited)
Colleen Townsend ... Junior Hostess (uncredited)
George Turner ... Tough Marine (uncredited)
Willard Van Simmons ... Dancer (uncredited)
Theodore von Eltz ... Canteen Director (uncredited)
Orlandus Wilson ... Member, Golden Gate Quartet (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Busboy (uncredited)
Alfred Ybarra ... Set Designer at Desk (uncredited)

Directed by
Delmer Daves 
Writing credits
Delmer Daves (original screen play)

Produced by
Alex Gottlieb .... producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Christian Nyby (film editor)
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter  (as Leo Kuter)
Set Decoration by
Casey Roberts (set decorations)
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Helene King .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Chuck Hansen .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Lueker .... assistant director (uncredited)
Fred Sheld .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
John More .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound
Gerald W. Alexander .... effects mixer (uncredited)
Gerald W. Alexander .... re-recordist (uncredited)
Robert G. Wayne .... effects mixer (uncredited)
Robert G. Wayne .... re-recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Paul Detlefsen .... matte paintings (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Benny Cohan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Joe Cramer .... best boy (uncredited)
Mack Elliott .... still photographer (uncredited)
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Milo Anderson .... wardrobe
Martha Giddings .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Leon Roberts .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... music adaptor
Fletcher Henderson .... arranger: uncredited
LeRoy Prinz .... musical numbers created and directed by
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Muriel Allen .... research assistant (uncredited)
Herman Lissauer .... research director (uncredited)
Florence O'Neill .... script clerk (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)

Additional Details

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124 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

In the first scene, on New Guinea, when the soldiers assemble for mail call, the first name called is "Chris Nyby". Christian Nyby was the film editor of the picture.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Jane Wyman:I've been Reagan-ized!See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful Showcase of Hollywood's Cream of the Crop, 29 November 2005
Author: borpisley from United States

Simple story that would inspire any soldier or soldier to be. Serve your country and you could be rewarded with being supported and entertained by top Movie Stars!

Two soldiers on leave wander thru Hollywood and Vine area and there they find the Hollywood Canteen, a USO for all branches of the service. Many famous actresses and actors volunteer to entertain and/or dance with lonely servicemen, chat with the homesick men, and serve the young soldiers food and drink.

Our story follows one of the soldiers that has a crush on actress Joan Leslie and his dream of meeting the beautiful actress. Suddenly he gets a real "Hollywood" welcome by becoming the 1 millionth man to enter the USO canteen. His prize, a date with the Hollywood Actress of his choice.

Fun to see Bette Davis, Joan Leslie, Joan Crawford, Jane Wyman, and many more famous women in their dewy youth. Great to see handsome John Garfield, Alan Hale, Jack Carson,+ more in their younger years.

Great entertainment by Roy Rogers, Dorsey Band, Andrew Sisters and Eddie Cantor.

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