"Dakota" Smith (William Terry), a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and movies appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. Dakota meets a pretty young hostess, Eileen Burke (Cheryl Walker), and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance.
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Did You Know?
The Screen Actors Guild prohibited free appearances by actors and actresses before this movie was made, to prevent their generosity from being exploited. See more
As they say in Madison Square Gardens, this is a return engagement.
I'll bet 2 to 1 on the soldier. Knockout in the second round.
All rights granted by the American Theater Wing which gratefully acknowledges and credits the producers, stars and members of all the theatrical unions, guilds, crafts and associations for their participation in the creation and continuance of the original Stage Door Canteen. See more
In many public domain prints, the scene involving Sam Jaffe and some of our Russian allies is missing (victim of Cold War re-editing of historical fact), as is the scene with Johnny Roventini (no longer "politically correct" in this cancer-conscious age). See more
Sleep Baby Sleep (in Your Jeep)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played by the Kay Kyser Band
as dance music with the title sung by Harry Babbitt
Played by the Guy Lombardo Orchestra
and sung by Guy's sister, Rosemarie Lombardo (uncredited) See more