Both living in New York City, successful artist Phillip Gayley, most renowned for his series of Gayley Girls (swimsuit models in evocative poses), and Ellen Gayley, a one time Gayley Girl, ... See full summary »
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
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 »
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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"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 »
See some of the bygone stars in Hollywood Victory Caravan
This short was made after World War II and was a public service ad to make sure the theatre audience bought some more war bonds to help send soldiers home. It depicts a young woman wanting to see her brother who was laid in a hospital recovering. Since this was produced by Paramount, many of the studio's stars are in this one-Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Alan Ladd, Diana Lynn, Barbara Stanwyck, and Betty Hutton doing her energetic song-and-dance with many other uniformed ladies. Hope does his jokes as does Bing before he sings his song. Oh, there's also one star from another Studio here-Humphrey Bogart from Warner Bros. And an obscure singer named Olga San Juan. One more thing, there's a couple of familiar character players-William Demarest and Franklin Pangborn. Okay, I think I've mentioned everyone so on that note, Hollywood Victory Caravan is worth a look for anyone who like these vintage films from a bygone era.
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