Stage Door Canteen
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: December 17, 2019
- Originally Released: 1943
- Label: Reel Media
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Katharine Hepburn & Lon McCallister|
|Performer:||Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Paul Muni, Edgar Bergen, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harpo Marx, Helen Hayes, Ethel Waters, Gracie Fields, George Raft, Ed Wynn, Lynn Fontanne, Judith Anderson, Ethel Merman, Ina Claire, Tallulah Bankhead, Ray Bolger & Ralph Bellamy|
|Directed by||Frank Borzage|
|Edited by||Hal C. Kern|
|Written by||Delmer Daves|
|Composition by||Freddie Rich|
|Produced by||Sol Lesser|
|Director of Photography:||Harry J. Wild|
Often fascinating look at legends of the era, with Borzage's fervent emotionalism. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Rating: 2/5 -- An exercise in unfocused overkill that, ultimately, steamrolled its good intentions under 132 grueling minutes of flag-waving hokum.
Rating: 5/5 -- Period talent, and WHAT talent!, in this WWII morale builder.
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".
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