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?
Bette Davis and John Gar field are credited with being among of the "founders" of the actual Hollywood Canteen, organizing the entire concept into one of the highlights of many an enlisted man's memory of serving in World War Il. They also played a major role in recruiting movie stars, musical artists and celebrities of every kind to entertain the troops, dance with them, and even staff the Canteen, serving as waitresses, bus boys and dishwashers. 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
Goodbye you wonderful package of animal instinct.
[they kiss passionately
Every time I look at the Hollywoodland sign, I'll remember...
I'll meet you there after the war... and we'll unscrew all the bulbs!
Opening credits are displayed rising up over "Hollywood Canteen" sign. See more
Features The Hard Way
Music by Ray Heindorf
and M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
during the opening credits
Played occasionally in the score See more