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Entertaining the Troops (1988)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 22 June 1988 (USA)
Documentary about the USO of WWII, with a reunion of Bob Hope's famous troupe, consisting, besides him, of Frances Langford, Patty Thomas and Tony Romano.


Robert Mugge


Robert Mugge




Credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Self (archive footage)
Larry Adler ... Self (archive footage)
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Self (archive footage)
Laverne Andrews ... Self (archive footage)
Maxene Andrews ... Self
Patty Andrews ... Self (archive footage)
Edward Arnold ... Self (archive footage)
Lucille Ball ... Self (archive footage)
Jack Benny ... Self (archive footage)
Mel Blanc ... Self (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... Self (archive footage)
Joe E. Brown ... Self (archive footage)
James Cagney ... Self (archive footage)
Eddie Cantor ... Self (archive footage)
Charles Chaplin ... Self (archive footage)


Documentary about the USO of WWII, with a reunion of Bob Hope's famous troupe, consisting, besides him, of Frances Langford, Patty Thomas and Tony Romano. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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A very wonderful program
11 August 2008 | by junefirst26See all my reviews

Every Bob Hope fan should try and purchase this title. The first hour has Dorothy Lamour telling about her involvement with War Bond Drives, and it has some wonderful footage of Hollywoods Greats doing what they can for the cause, either by signing up, or Bond drives, or showing up at the Hollywood Canteen to entertain the troops before they went over seas. Then there is a half hour with Bob Hope, and a reunion with super singer, Frances Langford (the Bamboo Blonde), dancer Patty Thomas, and his guitar player Tony Romano. They tell some funny stories, and laugh a lot and even sing a little. They all had a great time, I wish Jerry Colonna could have been there too. This should really be out on DVD by now, with lots of extras. All these people are American HEROS in my book and should not be forgotten. I would like to find out from anyone out there where the footage of Command Performance USA, radio show came from, with Bob Hope as MC, Lana Turner fries up a thick steak in front of a microphone, Judy Garland and Betty Hutton both spar with Bob, and sing, though some of this footage is not included in this special. Does anybody know if this complete footage of this radio show is available for purchase?

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