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Director:
Writer:
Delmer Daves (original screen play)
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Release Date:
31 December 1944 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
62 Stars in Warners' Biggest Ever! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Another One For The Boys In Uniform See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Rosario & Antonio ... Dancers
Sons of the Pioneers ... Sons of the Pioneers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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)
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Runtime:
124 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
Ann Sheridan was supposed to have the female lead in this movie. However, Sheridan declined the role feeling the script was too unrealistic.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Jane Wyman:I've been Reagan-ized!See more »
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Another One For The Boys In Uniform, 28 August 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

I've got a weak spot when it comes to these all star extravaganzas which can never be again. With the old Hollywood studio system gone there's no place where all this talent can gather under one roof for the same picture. Put a film like this today it would have the budget of a second world country.

The plots of these things are invariably silly, in this one it's GI Robert Hutton becoming the one millionth serviceman to enter the Hollywood Canteen and he gets an all expense weekend there with the girl of his dreams, Warner Brothers star Joan Leslie. That was part of the mythology of the day, if the film were done at Columbia Rita Hayworth might have been the object of Hutton's desires. That one I can believe a little more.

The Hollywood Canteen in real life was the inspiration and personal project of Bette Davis and John Garfield and they preside over the film and it's many guest stars, mostly from the Warner Brothers lot.

One exception to the rule was Roy Rogers who came over from Republic Pictures and brought the Sons of the Pioneers with him. I wonder what Herbert J. Yates got out of Jack Warner for Rogers's services? Anyway Roy gets to introduce the Cole Porter classic Don't Fence Me In in this film.

Later on the Andrews Sisters sing it and they had a big hit record with Don't Fence Me In with Decca though they sang it with a well known crooner from that other studio Paramount for Decca Records.

Joan Crawford made her first appearance at Warner Brothers in this film after leaving MGM. She dances with GI Dane Clark who after seeing combat in the Pacific faints at the realization he's dancing with JOAN CRAWFORD. Those were the days.

Still I love these films so.

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