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      Stage Door Canteen

      Released Jun 24, 1943 2h 12m Musical List
      Reviews 61% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Amid cameos by celebrated musicians and film stars, soldier Dakota Smith (William Terry) travels to New York City in advance of his service during World War II. At a bustling social club established for the comfort of servicemen, he meets professional eye candy Eileen Burke (Cheryl Walker), an employee prohibited from having relationships with active troops. Caught up in the merriment, Dakota and Eileen find themselves drawn to one another in a meaningful way. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Often fascinating look at legends of the era, with Borzage's fervent emotionalism. Aug 5, 2013 Full Review Phil Hall Film Threat An exercise in unfocused overkill that, ultimately, steamrolled its good intentions under 132 grueling minutes of flag-waving hokum. Rated: 2/5 Apr 8, 2011 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Period talent, and WHAT talent!, in this WWII morale builder. Rated: 5/5 Mar 20, 2008 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: B- Jun 30, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Only the cameos are of note. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/14/24 Full Review Audience Member Theatre version of Hollywood Canteed Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/28/21 Full Review deke p I never heard of it til watched it on The Movie Channel 6.2020. Interesting WW2 period piece. Mean't to support the war, and perhaps as a gift to all the GI's who couldn't see these actual performances by many stars of the period. Oh, and many of the women were enchanting and adorable. Almost fell in love again. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member The first of the all-star WWII films that gave most of its box-office take back to its source - in this case, the famous canteen in NYC. The film runs on too long, and the plot is innocuous, but there are so many celebrities in it that it's worth seeing at least once; the song "We Musn't Say Goodbye" was nominated for an Oscar. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Captures the sweet romance of the WWII era movies that were intended to promote love of country while alleviating the anxiety and worry of the war. A star-studded cast with great performances and fun entertainment of the times. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member An exercise in unfocused overkill that, ultimately, steamrolled its good intentions under 132 grueling minutes of flag-waving hokum. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Amid cameos by celebrated musicians and film stars, soldier Dakota Smith (William Terry) travels to New York City in advance of his service during World War II. At a bustling social club established for the comfort of servicemen, he meets professional eye candy Eileen Burke (Cheryl Walker), an employee prohibited from having relationships with active troops. Caught up in the merriment, Dakota and Eileen find themselves drawn to one another in a meaningful way.
      Director
      Frank Borzage
      Producer
      Sol Lesser, Frank Borzage
      Screenwriter
      Delmer Daves
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      United Artists
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 24, 1943, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 11, 2016
      Runtime
      2h 12m
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