Stage Door Canteen (1943)

STARRING:
Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Bellamy
DIRECTED BY:
Franz Borzage
GENRE:
Musical
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. The sensational cast includes Katherine Hepburn, Helen Hayes, Gracie Fields, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Harpo Marx, Gypsy Rose Lee, Ethel Merman, and the always outrageous Tallulah Bankhead. The rollicking comedy directed by two-time Oscar winner Frank Borzage also features great music from some of the top band leaders of the day, including Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Xavier Cugat! (BW)