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A girl is desperate to get to Washington D.C. to be with her lonesome brother, a wounded G.I. But train travel is impossible just after the war. She pleads with an exasperated railroad agent for something, anything. He suggests she go to Paramount Pictures and talk to Bing Crosby, who is in charge of a Victory War Bonds show. The government has arranged a special caravan to Washington for the Hollywood stars. Maybe she could get a ride with them. The next morning, she arrives at the studio. She manages to get past the studio guard, who chases her around the lot. She encounters many stars, including Robert Benchley, Barbara Stanwyck and Alan Ladd. Finally, she meets Bing. The trouble is, if she wants Bing's upper berth, she will have to persuade Bob Hope to share his lower berth. Written by
But ma - but madam if you - You're exasperated? Well, I hope you don't think this is any easy job - Well, goodbye!
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"The Treasury Department once again extends its thanks to the War Activities Committee of the Motion Picture Industry, for actively participating in this Victory Loan Campaign. Thanks to the producers and distributors... to those exhibitors who sell war bonds day and night in their theatres... and thanks to the stars and craftsmen who so generously gave of their time to make this film possible. -- Ted R. Gamble, National War Finance Director See more »
Hollywood VICTORY CARAVAN was produced by the United States Treasury Department in 1945 for that years Victory Loan Drive. It was filmed on the Paramount lot and utilized Paramount contractees (in front of and behind the camera),primarily on the sets of whatever film they were currently working on at Paramount, with the exception of Humphrey Bogart , Disney's Joe Carioca and the U.S. Maritime (Service Training Station) Choir.
This fund-raising short was distributed through the various film exchanges of all of the major studios, and not just 20th Century-Fox(with the correct hyphen), and was made available to the theatre exhibitors free gratis.
The advertised cast on the one-sheet poster was shown in this specific order: Robert Benchley - Humphrey Bogart (first line)
Joe Carioca and His Latin-America Music - Carmen Cavallaro and His
Orchestra (2nd line)
William Demarest - Dona Drake
Betty Hutton-Alan Ladd
Diana Lynn-Barbara Stanwyck
U.S. Martime Service Training Station Choir ...and many others
Yes, I know Joe Carioca was a parrot. I also know this wasn't a documentary. And that about the only original footage was that of Benchley and Bogart.
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