Hollywood Canteen

1944, Movie, NR, 124 mins

Patriotic pap, but so what? Director Daves had a smash with STAGE DOOR CANTEEN and followed it quickly with this film, one of those patriotic displays of self-congratulation WWII Hollywood was so good at.

The plot lies like a feather. After being wounded fighting in the Pacific, Hutton, a young soldier, returns to the US on leave and visits the Hollywood Canteen with his best pal (Dane Clark). The Canteen is tended by John Garfield, Bette Davis, and a host of other stars playing themselves, and when some of them learn of Hutton's crush on actress Joan Leslie, a phony raffle is arranged and Hutton wins first prize--a kiss from Leslie. Later Hutton really hits the...

Released: 1944 Rated: NR Length: 124 mins

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