Stage Door Canteen

Stage Door Canteen

DVD - 2014
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A young soldier on a pass in New York City finds entertainment and romance when he visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars host servicemen during the war.
Publisher: [Rockport, Massachusetts] : The Film Detective, [2014]
Edition: DVD.
Branch Call Number: MUSICAL 791.4317 STAGE
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region free
digital,optical,Dolby Digital
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in..

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ThomasJWhiting
Apr 23, 2016

GREAT 1943 b&w 135 minute film - part of American entertainment (stage, screen and radio) support for US participation in WWII.
I can appreciate why it's part of Critics' Choice classic movie collection. I hadn't heard of it before, but I am VERY glad I watched it. It does have an almost comic book quick page turning shift in context and flavor. Lots of cameos by singers/dancers/actors, etc. and it does celebrate American diversity and even briefly acknowledges Chinese and Russian WWII participation, too.
The 135 minutes covers a lot of ground and features many 40's stars I couldn't recognize. Glad I used wikipedia's excellent article to find out things like the identity of the attractive short woman appearing in several sequences (Southern charmer Margaret Early) and lots more. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stage_Door_Canteen_(film)

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