Stage Door Canteen
- 2 hr 12 min
Directed by Frank Borzage, this star-filled musical was produced during World War II. The plot concerns the lives of several volunteers who agree to perform at an entertainment establishment called the Canteen set up to provide stage and musical acts in New York City for the enjoyment of service personnel. Several well known stars make cameo appearances in the film, including Katherine Hepburn, Helen Hayes, Ray Bolger, Jack Benny, George Jessel, Edgar Bergen, Tallulah Bankhead, Ralph Bellamy, Arlene Francis, Merle Oberon, Ed Wynn, Lanny Ross, Ethel Merman and many others. Additionally, the film presents some popular big band orchestra conductors.