Hollywood Canteen

Synopsis: Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom he has been dreaming about while in the Pacific. He meets her later at the Farmer's Market. On the third night, Slim is the millionth man into the Canteen, earning him a date with Joan. Slim thinks he's been duped when she doesn't show up at his train. Slim's buddy Sergant dances with Joan Crawford. Canteen President Bette Davis praises the canteen and the war effort. Virtually everyone Warners could spare entertains.
Director(s): Delmer Daves
Production: Warner Bros.
124 min

So this is Hollywood.

The birthplace of the biggest beer bust

upon which you ever bent an elbow.

Come on, let's find it.

I don't wanna sit behind a beer,

I wanna see things.

My two-year thirst

ain't putting up with no sightseeing.

Take my lettuce, I don't wanna get rolled.

And help yourself to my dough.

I won't need it,

but I'll keep it for you.

- Meet you here at midnight?

- Okay.

- Are you hungry?

- Yes, sir.

Well, then you've come

to the wrong place.

I'll have the rib steak, please.

Sorry, bub, we've only got one rib steak left

and I'm saving it for me.

How about some barracuda?

We got too much barracuda.

No, I'm pretty hungry.

I've been every place today sightseeing.

- Hollywood Bowl...

- Great place to neck, the Bowl.

- Top row. Terrific.

- Well, I was alone.

I was hoping to see

some movie stars today.

Hey. I can't eat this soup.

- Why not?

Ain't got no spoon.

Oh, okay, bub. Catch.

You gotta treat your customers rough

these days, they might come back.

So you wanna see movie stars?

Me, I can't get into the Hollywood Canteen.

You, you got on your ticket, your uniform.

And they got good food too.

- Where is the Canteen?

- Cut through to Sunset Boulevard.

- You can't miss it.

- Thanks, I will.

MAN 1:
Hey, don't forget me.

MAN 2:
Sign mine, I wanna pin it up.

MAN 3:
Hey, quit shoving,

give the Marines a break.


MAN 4:

Do you think that's Ann Sheridan?

MAN 5:
Four bits it's Betty Grable.

- I hope it's Joan Leslie.

Air! Hey, fellas, I've gotta have air.

Oh, fella,

a man's gotta have some oxygen.

Even just a little teensy-weensy bit.

- Who gets this?

MAN 6:
That's mine.

Gee, I thought you were Ann Sheridan.


With my new haircut and all?

You know, I'm mistaken for Ann Sheridan

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Delmer Daves

Delmer Lawrence Daves (July 24, 1904 – August 17, 1977) was an American screenwriter, director and producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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