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Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)

A girl is desperate to get to Washington D.C. to be with her lonesome brother, a wounded G.I. She persuades Bing Crosby to let her join his caravan.

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Cast

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Humphrey Bogart
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Dona Drake
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Betty Hutton
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Diana Lynn
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Noreen Nash
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Olga San Juan
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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 J. Spurlin

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Short | Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

October 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La caravana de la victoria en Hollywood  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Railroad Agent: 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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Crazy Credits

"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 »

Soundtracks

Rumba matumba
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Written by Bobby Collazo
Performed by Olga San Juan
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So much talent
16 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I do so love the wartime musicals either full feature films or shorts. Where today could you gather so much talent under one roof for a brief 20 minute short subject?

Paramount put this one together and since it's Paramount of course Bing Crosby and Bob Hope the greatest Frenemies in history head the list. Betty Hutton and Carmen Cavallaro as well as Bing contribute their musical talents.

Wartime priorities being what they are you have William Demarest doubling as a studio cop and Franklin Pangborn as one flustered ticket agent.

Before Bing does the finale Humphrey Bogart visiting from Warner Brothers makes the final pitch in 1945 for that last war bond to buy.

Must have worked the war was won.


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