Synopsis: Private Ed "Dakota"
Smith (William Terry) who portrays a young soldier on leave
in NYC visits the famous Manhattan night spot for soldiers
called the "Stage Door Canteen," where a cavalcade
of stars of theater and film appear and host a U.S.O. recreational
center for servicemen during the war. The film caters to a
wartime romance when "Dakota" Smith meets Eileen
(Cheryl Walker), a pretty young hostess, they fall in love
but there is rule about dating service men. Smith and the
other servicemen at the canteen enjoy the talents of about
five dozen British and American celebrities in this film.
Many song and dance routines fill the air thru-out this film.
There is some very good swing dancing done in this film as
well but it is brief. Burlesque
Star Gypsy Rose Lee makes an Appearence. Be sure that you
get the 132-minute version of this film and not the shorter
93-minute version that cuts out a lot of the performances.