-- 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.