Cinema: New Picture, Jun. 14, 1943

Stage Door Canteen (United Artists) is Hollywood's double-jumbo version of the kind of entertainment that happens nightly at Manhattan's Stage Door Canteen for men in uniform. In the picture a number of lovelorn soldiers and their canteen girls are deluged with an avalanche of celebrity performances that keeps pouring for more than two hours.

This huge vaudeville is a richer and stranger mixture than the late B. F. Keith ever devised. High sentiments are compounded with Harpo Marx's ogling of the girls. No sooner has Ray Bolger done some hilarious hoofing than hard-working Gracie...

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