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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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William D. Russell (uncredited)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Benchley ... Robert Benchley
Humphrey Bogart ... Humphrey Bogart
Carmen Cavallaro ... Pianist / Orchestra Leader
U.S. Maritime Service Training Station Choir U.S. Maritime Service Training Station Choir ... Maritime Service Choirs
Bing Crosby ... Bing Crosby
William Demarest ... Bill, the Security Guard
Dona Drake ... Dona Drake
Ted R. Gamble Ted R. Gamble ... National War Finance Director
Bob Hope ... Bob Hope
Betty Hutton ... Betty Hutton
Alan Ladd ... Alan Ladd
Diana Lynn ... Diana Lynn
Noreen Nash ... Noreen Nash
Franklin Pangborn ... Railroad Agent
Olga San Juan ... Olga San Juan
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La caravana de la victoria en Hollywood See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The film uses city signs to track the train from LA to New York. The train goes from St Louis to Chicago to Detroit , then turns back on itself to go to Milwaukee. See more »

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

Plain Jane Doe
(uncredited)
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
Performed by Betty Hutton, Marjorie Weaver and Dona Drake
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Not quite close enough.
17 July 2006 | by horn-5See all my reviews

Hollywood VICTORY CARAVAN was produced by the United States Treasury Department in 1945 for that years Victory Loan Drive. It was filmed on the Paramount lot and utilized Paramount contractees (in front of and behind the camera),primarily on the sets of whatever film they were currently working on at Paramount, with the exception of Humphrey Bogart , Disney's Joe Carioca and the U.S. Maritime (Service Training Station) Choir.

This fund-raising short was distributed through the various film exchanges of all of the major studios, and not just 20th Century-Fox(with the correct hyphen), and was made available to the theatre exhibitors free gratis.

The advertised cast on the one-sheet poster was shown in this specific order: Robert Benchley - Humphrey Bogart (first line)

  • Joe Carioca and His Latin-America Music - Carmen Cavallaro and His Orchestra (2nd line)


Bing Crosby

William Demarest - Dona Drake

Bob Hope

Betty Hutton-Alan Ladd

Diana Lynn-Barbara Stanwyck

U.S. Martime Service Training Station Choir ...and many others

Yes, I know Joe Carioca was a parrot. I also know this wasn't a documentary. And that about the only original footage was that of Benchley and Bogart.


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