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LVIZ-96
DESIGNED AS A FUND RAISER FOR THE STAGE DOOR CANTEENS (A CHAIN OF CLUBS WHERE U.S. ENLISTED MEN COULD GO TO RELAX WHEN ON STATESIDE LEAVE), STAGE DOOR CANTEEN TOLD A SIMPLE STORY ABOUT A TRIO OF SERVICEMEN AND THEIR WOOING OF THREE CANTEEN HOSTESSES. WHAT MADE THE FILM A SUCCESS WAS THE INCREDIBLE CAST OF STARS (65) WHO PLAYED THEMSELVES IN CAMEO ROLES, AS WELL AS THE CAVALCADE OF SONGS AND MUSICAL NUMBERS PERFORMED BY THE NATION'S MOST POPULAR BANDS. THE FILM RECEIVED TWO 1943 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST SCORE, BEST SONG (WE MUSTN'T SAY GOODBYE). THE PLAYERS: JUDITH ANDERSON, KENNY BAKER, TALLULAH BANKHEAD, RALPH BELLAMY, EDGAR BERGEN & CHARLIE MCCARTHY, RAY BOLGER, INA CLAIRE, KATHARINE CORNELL, GRACIE FIELDS, LYNN FONTANNE, HELEN HAYES, KATHERINE HEPBURN, HUGH HERBERT, JEAN HERSHOLT, GEORGE JESSEL, GYPSY ROSE LEE, ALFRED LUNT, HARPO MARX, ELSA MAXWELL, YEHUDI MENUHIN, ETHEL MERMAN, PAUL MUNI, MERLE OBERON, GEORGE RAFT, LANNY ROSS, MARTHA SCOTT, ETHEL WATERS, JOHNNY WEISSMULLER, ED WYNN AND HENRY ARMETTA, BENNY BAKER, HELEN BRODERICK, LLOYD CORRIGAN, JANE DARWELL, WILLIAM DEMAREST, VIRGINIA FIELD, VINTON FREEDLY, ANN GILLIS, LUCILLE GLEASON, VERA GORDON, VIRGINIA GREY, SAM JAFFEE, ALLEN JENKINS, ROSCOE KARNS, TOM KENNEDY, OTTO FRUGER, JUNE LANG, BETTY LAWFORD, BERT LYTELL, ALINE MACMAHON, HORACE MACMAHON, HELEN MENKEN, PEGGY MORAN, RALPH MORGAN, ALAN MOWBRAY, ELLIOT NUGENT, PATRICK O'MOORE, FRANKLIN PANGBORN, HELEN PARRISH, BROCK PEMBERTON, SELENA ROYLE, MARION SHOCKLEY, CORNELLA OTIS SKINNER, NED SPARKS, BILL STERN, ARLEEN WHELAN, DAME MAY WHITTY & OTHERS. THE BANDS: COUNT BASIE, XAVIER CUGAT, BENNY GOODMAN, KAY KYSER, GUY LOMBARDO & FREDDY MARTIN.
MUSICAL FEATURES
b&w
1943
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