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Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Stage Door Canteen (1943)

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This musical is best known for featuring over 60 of Hollywood's brightest stars as it tells the story of the Stage Door Canteens, outfits designed to give furloughed servicemen (not officers) a place to relax, blow off steam and meet celebrities. The tale takes place at the first Canteen in Manhattan and chronicles the romance between three lovely Canteen hostesses and a trio of soldiers who are about to be shipped overseas.

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Cast

Lon McCallister
as California Jack Gilman
William Terry
as Dakota Smith
Cheryl Walker
as Eileen Burke
Fred Brady
as `Jersey' Wallace
Patrick O'Moore
as Australian
Pat O'Moore
as The Australian
Judith Anderson
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Henry Armetta
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Kenny Baker
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Tallulah Bankhead
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Ralph Bellamy
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Helen Broderick
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Ina Claire
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Katharine Cornell
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Lloyd Corrigan
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Jane Cowl
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Jane Darwell
as Stage Door Canteen Star
William Demarest
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Virginia Field
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Dorothy Fields
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Gracie Fields
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Lynn Fontanne
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Arlene Francis
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Vinton Freedley
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Billy Gilbert
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Lucille Gleason
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Vera Gordon
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Virginia Grey
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Helen Hayes
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Katharine Hepburn
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Hugh Herbert
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Jean Hersholt
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Sam Jaffe
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Allen Jenkins
as Stage Door Canteen Star
George Jessel
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Roscoe Karns
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Virginia Kaye
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Tom Kennedy
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Otto Kruger
as Stage Door Canteen Star
June Lang
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Betty Lawford
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Gertrude Lawrence
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Gypsy Rose Lee
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Alfred Lunt
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Bert Lytell
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Harpo Marx
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Aline MacMahon
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Elsa Maxwell
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Helen Menken
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Yehudi Menuhin
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Ethel Merman
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Ralph Morgan
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Alan Mowbray
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Paul Muni
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Elliott Nugent
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Merle Oberon
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Franklin Pangborn
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Helen Parrish
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Brock Pemberton
as Stage Door Canteen Star
George Raft
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Lanny Ross
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Selena Royle
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Martha Scott
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Cornelia Otis Skinner
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Ned Sparks
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Bill Stern
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Ethel Waters
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Johnny Weissmuller
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Arleen Whelan
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Dame May Whitty
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Ed Wynn
as Stage Door Canteen Star
Mack Gray
as Waiter
Francis Pierlot
as Minister at Jersey's Wedding
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Critic Reviews for Stage Door Canteen

All Critics (4)

Often fascinating look at legends of the era, with Borzage's fervent emotionalism.

August 5, 2013 | Full Review…

An exercise in unfocused overkill that, ultimately, steamrolled its good intentions under 132 grueling minutes of flag-waving hokum.

April 8, 2011 | Rating: 2/5

Period talent, and WHAT talent!, in this WWII morale builder.

March 20, 2008 | Rating: 5/5

Audience Reviews for Stage Door Canteen

½

The main story is mile high corn but the cast roll is amazing as are some of the performances in particular Peggy Lee and Ethel Waters. Some of the stars are a bit stiff but that's natural considering most of them where stars of the stage not screen. Still very enjoyable with an utterly charming scene between Katharine Cornell and Lon McCallister where they perform an impromptu scene from Romeo and Juliet.

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