"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. Dakota meets a pretty young hostess, Eileen, and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance.
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Did You Know?
A similar movie, Hollywood Canteen
(1944), would follow this film a year after it was released. While it had the same basic concept, it was not a sequel to this film. See more
He knows what he's fighting for. He's fighting for the kind of world in which you and he can live together in happiness and peace and love. Don't ever think about quitting. Don't ever stop for a minute... working, fighting,praying until we've got that kind of a world. For you, for him, for your children... for the whole human race. Days without end. Amen.
All rights granted by the American Theater Wing which gratefully acknowledges and credits the producers, stars and members of all the theatrical unions, guilds, crafts and associations for their participation in the creation and continuance of the original Stage Door Canteen. See more
In many public domain prints, the scene involving Sam Jaffe and some of our Russian allies is missing (victim of Cold War re-editing of historical fact), as is the scene with Johnny Roventini (no longer "politically correct" in this cancer-conscious age). See more
She's a Bombshell from Brooklyn
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
(as "The Xavier Cugat Orchestra") and sung by Lina Romay
and chorus (uncredited)
Danced by Xavier Cugat
and Lina Romay
(uncredited) See more