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Movie: Hollywood Canteen

  • Director: Delmer Daves
  • Stars: Alan Hale, Alexis Smith, Andrea King, Angela Greene, Antonio, Barbara Brown, Barbara Stanwyck, Bess Flowers, Bette Davis, Betty Alexander, Betty Brodel, Betty Bryson, Bill Kennedy, Bob Nolan, Carmen Cavallaro, Charles Marsh, Charles Sherlock, Charles Sullivan, Chef Milani, Colleen Townsend, Craig Stevens, Dane Clark, Dennis Morgan, Diana Barrymore, Dolores Moran, Donald Woods, Dorothy Malone, Eddie Cantor, Eddie Marr, Eleanor Parker, Faye Emerson, Freddie Steele, George Turner, Hayes Gordon, Helmut Dantine, Ida Lupino, Irene Manning, Jack Benny, Jack Carson, Jack Coffey, Jack Mattis, Jack Mower, Jack Wise, James Flavin, Jane Wyman, Janis Paige, Jimmy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Joan Crawford, Joan Leslie, Joan McCracken, Joe E Brown, John Dehner, John Garfield, John Ridgely, John Sheridan, Johnny Mitchell, Jonathan Hale, Joyce Reynolds, Julie Bishop
  • Release Date: December 31, 1944
  • Run Time: 124 mins
  • Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, who he has been dreaming about while in the Pacific. He meets her later at the Farmer’s Market. On the third night, Slim is the millionth man into the Canteen, earning him a date with Joan. Slim thinks he’s been duped when she doesn’t show up at his train. Slim’s buddy Sergant dances with Joan Crawford. Canteen President Bette Davis praises the canteen and the war effort. Virtually everyone Warners could spare entertains.

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