Stage Door Canteen
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Stage Door Canteen
This star-studded musical drama was largely financed by Theatre Guild, with all proceeds going to various wartime fundraising concerns. Most of the story takes place at the Stage Door Canteen, a Manhattan-based home away from home for soldiers, sailors and marines (the real-life Canteen on 44th street was too busy to lend itself to filming, thus the interiors were recreated in Hollywood). Within the walls of this non-profit establishment, servicemen are entertained by top musical, comedy and dramatic acts, and waited on by such Broadway luminaries as Lunt and Fontanne, Katharine Hepburn, Jane… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Often fascinating look at legends of the era, with Borzage's fervent emotionalism."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"An exercise in unfocused overkill that, ultimately, steamrolled its good intentions under 132 grueling minutes of flag-waving hokum."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Period talent, and WHAT talent!, in this WWII morale builder."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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