Dozens of important Hollywood stars make appearances in this wartime musical with the bands of Benny Goodman, Guy Lombardo, Count Basie and Freddy Martin. The story is about three soldiers who meet three girls before going overseas. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Song ("We Mustn't Say Good Bye").
During World War II, the American Theatre Wing ran New York's Stage Door Canteen for the benefit of soldiers on leave. It was frequented by many stars, some of whom graciously performed menial tasks, while others entertained the crowd. Dozens of those celebrities appear as themselves in this lavish musical about romances that blossom between canteen employees and soldiers. Tunes include "We Mustn't Say Goodbye", "Bombshell from Brooklyn", "The Lord's Prayer", "Ave Maria", and "Flight of the Bumble Bee".