Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom he has been dreaming about while in the Pacific. He meets her later at the Farmer's Market. On the third night, Slim is the millionth man into the Canteen, earning him a date with Joan. Slim thinks he's been duped when she doesn't show up at his train. Slim's buddy Sergant dances with Joan Crawford. Canteen President Bette Davis praises the canteen and the war effort. Virtually everyone Warners could spare entertains.
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62 Stars in Warners' Biggest Ever!
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Did You Know?
This film was part of Warner Brothers' efforts to turn contract player Dane Clark into a top tier star. Although he would later co-star with Bette Davis in A Stolen Life, and got first billing in a handful of Warner B movies, Clark never quite achieved stardom, but did amass over 150 credits (many of them guest gigs on TV shows of the 50s and 60s) during his four decade career. See more
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
Don't get your hopes up, he's been Leslie-ized.
Oh will you stop, I've been Reagan-ized.
Opening credits are displayed rising up over "Hollywood Canteen" sign. See more
They're Either Too Young or Too Old
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
when Slim goes from Brown to Wyman to Stanwyck See more