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Hollywood Canteen

Released Dec 15, 1944 2h 4m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 64% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
On medical leave in Los Angeles to recover from injuries sustained on the Pacific front, Cpl. Slim Green (Robert Hutton) and Sgt. Nolan (Dane Clark) discover the Hollywood Canteen, a USO-inspired club staffed entirely by Hollywood stars. The Canteen's co-founder, the legendary Bette Davis, learns of Corporal Green's crush on actress Joan Leslie and conspires to introduce them. When Green becomes the Canteen's lucky 1 millionth visitor, he's surprised by a date with Leslie and a night of luxury. Read More Read Less
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David Cornelius DVDTalk.com The countless musical performances and celebrity cameos keep everything moving wonderfully, but it's the underlying tale that leaves us smiling wide. Rated: 5/5 Dec 4, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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ashley h Hollywood Canteen is an okay film. It is about two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen. Bette Davis and John Garfield give decent films. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Delmer Dawes did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the humor and romance. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Another one of Warner Bros. all-star wartime musicals tied to an implausible plotline (an army man meets and falls in love with Joan Leslie); the many songs and production numbers include the Oscar-nominated "Sweet Dreams, Sweetheart" and the Cole Porter hit "Don't Fence Me In," sung by both Roy Rogers and The Andrews Sisters. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The countless musical performances and celebrity cameos keep everything moving wonderfully, but it's the underlying tale that leaves us smiling wide. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Wartime song-and-dance number with ALL of the big Warner Bros. stars of the day (Notably absent but mentioned several times was Humphrey Bogart). Cute at times but otherwise trite even taking into account the time it was made Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Howwwwww have I never seen this before? Pure WWII propaganda with zero plot, but the 40s diva factor (Davis, Crawford, Stanwyck to name but a few) alone warrants this a recommendation. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member 76/100. This has truly a once in a lifetime cast, and it is well worth seeing just for the absolutely incredible star appearances. It is very entertaining, light and breezy with countless memorable scenes. Great musical numbers, fun skits and amusing scenes throughout. Among the stars appearing: Bette Davis, John Garfield, Barbara Stanwyck, Jack Benny, Joan Crawford, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Dennis Morgan, Eleanor Parker, Roy Rogers and Jane Wyman. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis On medical leave in Los Angeles to recover from injuries sustained on the Pacific front, Cpl. Slim Green (Robert Hutton) and Sgt. Nolan (Dane Clark) discover the Hollywood Canteen, a USO-inspired club staffed entirely by Hollywood stars. The Canteen's co-founder, the legendary Bette Davis, learns of Corporal Green's crush on actress Joan Leslie and conspires to introduce them. When Green becomes the Canteen's lucky 1 millionth visitor, he's surprised by a date with Leslie and a night of luxury.
Director
Delmer Daves
Distributor
Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 15, 1944, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 21, 2016
Runtime
2h 4m
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