There was a real stage door canteen for allied service men run along the lines of a uso canteen, except that it was entirely staffed by volunteers from new yorks theatrical and music communities, many of whom appear in this film, along with dozens of cameos by radio and film personalities. The canteen measured 40 by 80 feet and could accommodate 500 people at a time. With bette davis, john garfield, the andrews sisters, jack benny. Stage door canteen 1943 frank borzage cast and crew. In the basement, the original rathskeller, became the little club during prohibition and the stage door canteen during world war ii. The stage door favourite of the forces during wwii closes its doors with a last show.
They enlisted, entertained or danced with soldiers at the stage door canteen. With a little friendly help from john garfield, slim gets to kiss joan leslie, whom. Actors, movie stars and other notables attended the ceremony at 8th air force station 167 in england on 21 april 1944. A rookie and his rhythm performed by kay kyser and his band. I love both hollywood canteen and stage door canteen for different reasons. The dvd of stage door canteen is struck from the original 35mm nitrate camera negative. The film was written and directed by delmer daves and received three oscar nominations. 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 appear and host servicemen during the war. No liquor, but damned good anyway america in wwii magazine. Nov 11, 20 the real stage door canteen was on 44th street in new york, but the movie was filmed in hollywood. A war time romance bloomes in wwii between canteen hostess eileen and visiting soldier dakota at new yorks famous stage door canteen.
The film this is the army 1943 and the broadway play from which it was adapted include a scene set at the stage door canteen. Stage door canteen, dvd, manufactured on demand, musicals theatrical, 644827196623. 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. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that youve provided to them or that theyve collected from your use of their services. Stage actress katharine cornells only film appearance. E praticamente um show filmado, embora haja uma historia. Random rarities 14 old time radio golden age of radio. Note the extremely rare armband the photographer is wearing sdc press. Alfred lunt speaks at the christening of boeing b17 4231990 stage door canteen of the 381st bomb group. Media in category stage door canteen film the following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total.
Tickets for the jump jive dance in the evening were for selected guests. Approved 2h 4min comedy, musical, romance 31 december 1944 usa two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the hollywood canteen before going back to active duty. They were examples of the entertainment industry supporting the war effort, and they also allowed the entertainment industry to show that it was supporting the war effort. Stage door canteen 1943 and hollywood canteen 1944 served a dual purpose. Stage door canteen wikipedia, a enciclopedia livre. Stage door canteen, of course, is set during wwii, and its main locale is the. The film was not the only one of its kind, however, and warner brothers produced two similar features this is the army 1943 and hollywood canteen 1944 with all proceeds going to army relief.
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. If anyone has personal memories, scrapbook photos, or official published dress regulations for the american theatre wing stage door canteen employees, please contact me. These classic movie stars found themselves cast in new roles after the japanese bombed pearl harbor. Katharine hepburn telling cheryl walker to buck up in stage door canteen. Documentary film about events of 1943 1944, mainly bombing missions over europe. Stage door canteen 1943 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. The stage door canteen was a real place located in new york that fed and entertained soldiers before being sent overseas to fight in world war ii. The original stage door canteen inspired a cbs radio series 194245 and a 1943 film. Il film, realizzato in tempo di guerra, celebra lopera della stage door canteen, locale creato a new york city come centro ricreativo per militari in permesso sia. The boeing center opened to the public in 20, followed by the opening of the first phase of the campaigns of courage pavilion in 2014. Watch stage door canteen online stream full movie directv.
Mary churchill, the youngest daughter of the prime minister, today christened a u. The stage door canteen, located at 44th street in new york city, was operated during world war ii by the american theatre wing as a restaurant and nightclub for servicemen. Stage door canteen manufactured on demand on tcm shop. E una commedia musicale statunitense a sfondo romantico con vari attori e varie celebrita molte delle quali appaiono in brevi cameo. A 1940s key fob from the famous paris hotel meurice is on display at the connellsville canteen starting in march 2019. The film was made by rko pathe studios, using a replica of the new york venue on the studios culver city, california, site. The cameo performances range from just okay to outstanding, earning an average rating of 3 stars. The girl i love to leave behind by richard rodgers, lorenz hart, performed by ray bolger. The visual quality, despite some minor print damage and. Soldiers museum american theatre wing stage door canteen.
Honor flight northwest ohio and 180th fighter wing present. The stage door canteen tennessee research and creative. Dakota smith william terry, a young soldier on a pass in new york city, visits the famed stage door canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and movies appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. Stage door canteen is a 1943 american world war ii film with some musical numbers and other entertainment interspersed with dramatic scenes by a largely. There are a few missing frames, but otherwise the print quality is good. The solomon victory theater, stage door canteen, and american sector restaurant opened in november 2009. Enjoy evening and matinee performances by headliner acts, signature musical productions, big bands, dancing, the victory belles vocal trio, and more, plus preshow dinner, brunch, or lunch. In this boymeets canteen girl story set in a stage door canteen in manhattan, three enlisted men on a oneday pass in new york fall in love with three young hostesses at the canteen. The bomber had 76 consecutive nonabortive missions and had completed 105 missions by the end of world war 2. Taken at the stage door canteen of new york, september, 1944. A few select soldiers were also allowed to be in the film. Great songs and dance sequences make this underrated film a pleasure to watch. Stage door canteen was produced by sol lesser for united artists and designed as a huge benefit show, with eightysix and a half percent of the profits going to the american theatre wing to establish additional canteens across the u.
By the way, both canteens were real places servicemen could go and eat, be entertained and even meet some famous performers. A rooftop theatre and basement cafe each had some success, with the latter well known as the stage door canteen during the 1940s. The original stage door canteen the national wwii museum. The bombshell from brooklyn performed by xavier cugat and his orchestra. Volunteers working at the canteen included stars from stage and screen. The soldiers museum would like to thank our sponsors whose generous donation of time and resources has made this gallery page possible. Bbs stage door canteen presents a wonderful weekly series of unique entertainment, showcasing the songs, style, stars, and spirit of this incomparable era. Feb 10, 2018 stage door canteen is a 1943 american world war ii propaganda film with some musical numbers and other entertainment interspersed with dramatic scenes by a largely unknown cast. The stage door canteen of film, radio, newspapers, and magazines had a fairy tale element. On its opening night entertainers included a comedian, a ballet dancer, and actors gertrude lawrence, tallulah bankhead, and walter pidgeon. The 1943 hollywood film stage door canteen the success of the new york canteen prompted sol lesser in 1943 to produce a film named after the popular service mens center and featured 48 stars of the big screen and 6 name big bands. Hollywood canteen authordirector delmer daves scripted stage door canteen for sol lesser in early 1943 and he parlayed himself into another smasheroo for warners with hollywood canteen. Stage door canteen 450215 w w beery, louise reiner, b venuta. Hollywood canteen is a 1944 american musical romantic comedy film starring joan leslie, robert hutton, dane clark and features many stars appearing as themselves in cameo roles.
It was the stage door canteen in the broadway theater district. Stage door canteen film wikimili, the free encyclopedia. Like the film hollywood canteen an incredible number of major entertainers were packed into a two hour special to boost morale. So lets round things off and call stage door canteen a 4star sentimental journey. Media in category actresses in 1944 the following 6 files are in this category, out of 6 total. The first stage door canteen opened in new york on 2 march 1942, in the basement of the 44th street theater. She was accompanied by vivian leigh, lawrence olivier and several other wellknown screen stars. D with her team of doughnut dollies at the war and peace show in 1998 in a small marquee with a tea urn, a few tables and chairs but lots of friends coming along for a cuppa in that hot beltring sun. Find movie and film cast and crew information for stage door canteen 1943 frank borzage on allmovie. Stage door canteen is a 1943 american world war ii film with some musical numbers and other entertainment interspersed with dramatic scenes by a largely unkn. Audience of service personnel watch performers on stage at armed forces piccadilly night club. Dakota smith william terry, a young soldier on a pass in new york city, visits the famed stage door canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and movies.
In april 1944, b17g bomber 42 31990 of 535th bomb squadron, 381st bomb. Their story provides the backdrop for showing the greatest film, stage, comedy, and musical actors of the day performing multiple plays, acts, and musical numbers, or serving drinks and food to u. Hollywood canteen, variety show, opens at strand house of frankenstein is new film at rialto. The film was produced by sol lessers principal artists productions and directed by frank borzage. Stage door canteen ignore the annoying plot scenes and stick around for a parade of broadway stars doing their wartime bit. The price of admission was food supplies for the kitchen, and more than half a ton of sugar was collected. The sensational cast includes katherine hepburn, helen hayes, gracie fields, edgar bergen and charlie mccarthy, harpo marx, gypsy rose lee, ethel merman, and the.
American theatre wing stage door canteen soldiers museum. Hollywood canteen has an east coast counterpart film, stage door canteen. Something to shout about cole porter score buried in a worn out backstage musical. The west coasts answer to broadways stage door canteen, the hollywood canteen was created as a gi moralebooster by film stars bette davis and john garfield. We mustnt say goodbye in stage door canteen music by james monaco. Stage door canteen is a skilful admixture by two casts, in itself a departure. One cast projects the simple love story eileen and her dakota. The stage door canteen was in new york and sponsored by the american theater wing.
With the success of stage door canteen the same year, a film about the west coast version was a natural. Lyrics by al dubin something to shout about youd be so nice to come home to in something to shout about music and lyrics by cole porter. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Though somewhat similar to stage door canteen 1943 which preceded it and hollywood canteen 1944 which followed it this musical romance comedy has a storyline with a canteen for soldiers inside instead of being about a canteen with a romantic story inside. Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the hollywood canteen before going back to active duty. The stage door canteen dance is an authentic recreation of the wartime. The visual quality, despite some minor print damage and some occasional rough.
In 1945, it was razed to add to the new york times building. Dakota meets a pretty young hostess, eileen burke cheryl walker, and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing. The sailor waving the signal flags as his ship left new york harbor that day in 1942 followed his intriguing opening line with the address of a brandnew club for gis. Good shots of liberated prisoners of war leaving the camp. A portion of the money that the film made was donated to the stage door canteen. Big hits on the main theatre stage were marx brothers animal crackers 1929, rosalinda 1942, winged victory 1943 and follow the girls 1944. The first stage door canteen dance was set up and run by deborah mrs. Director daves had a smash with stage door canteen and followed it quickly with this film, one of those patriotic displays of selfcongratulation wwii.1230 912 880 601 944 303 695 699 127 223 851 1110 1136 1173 481 846 580 410 426 651 520 389 1267 1462 178 896 232 1208 303 254 178 885 1403 1476 1059 1171 151 1174 966 1288 555 233 815 793 249 728 92 950 1093