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Hollywood Canteen

 

-- Synopsis: Two soldiers " Slim" (Robert Hutton) and " Sargent" (Dane Clark) are on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. During WWII, Canteen's sprouted up all over the country. The Hollywood celebrities created a version called the Hollywood Canteen for military personnel to rest, relax and safe entertainment which this film is about those efforts. Gives a pretty good idea how the canteens worked especially the Hollywood Canteen. This film had about 100 stars making appearences in this film. Nominated for 3 Oscars.

* Rosario and Antonio do a Spanish dance routine to the song Voodoo Moon. A brief Jitterbug dance scenes. The Hollywood Canteen was an actual place for servicemen in the 1940s in Hollywood California.

 

Actual Hollywood Canteen Front, circa 1947 width= Betty Davis width= Actual Hollywood Canteen Interior width= Joan Crawford in the film width=

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1944 Warner Studios Delmer Daves
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124 minutes USA English Black and White

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Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Musical
Rosario and Antonio  Spanish Dance, Swing Very Good

Known Dancers

Choreographers

Some of the Actors / Actresses
Bess Flowers  (didn't dance) LeRoy Prinz Barbara Stanwyck
Betty Bryson   Betty Davis
Gil Hernandez (Swing)   Eddie Cantor
Jack Coffey (Swing)   Ida Lupino
Jack Mattis   Jack Benny
John Archer (Swing)   Jane Wyman
LeRoy Prinz   Janis Paige
Rosario and Antonio  (Spanish)   Joan Crawford
William Acorn   Joan Leslie
Willard Van Simmons   Joan McCracken
    Joe E. Brown
    Joyce Reynolds
    Kitty Carlisle    
    Peter Lorre
    Roy Rogers (& Trigger)
    Sydney Greenstreet

Dances performed in this film

Special Dance Interest

Jitterbug n/a n/a Jitterbug
Spanish Dance     USO Nightclub
Basic Ballroom dance / One Step     USO Canteen
     

Some Music Titles in Film

Bands | Musicians | Singers

Posters | Lobby Cards

Don't Fence Me In Andrews Sisters n/a
General Jumped at Dawn, the Carmen Cavallero and His Orchestra    
Hollywood Canteen Golden Gate Quartet, the    
Sweet Dreams, Sweetheart Szigeri and Jack Benny (Violin)    
Voodoo Moon (Rosario) Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra    
  Roy Rogers    
  Rudolf Friml Jr.    
  Sons of the Pioneers    
       

Stage versions of the film

Cast Recordings | Soundtracks

Similar Films

Sheet Music Covers

n/a $ Soundtrack $ 1943 - Stage Door Canteen n/a
    Hollywood Victory Canteen  
    1943 - Jive Junction  

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