Three Classic World War II Patriotic Musicals to Raise Stars, Stripes and Spirits.
Irving Berlin's This Is The Army
Irving Berlin's beloved song (God Bless America and Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning among them) propel a Technicolor spirit-lifter based on the hit stage revue with an all-GI cast. This Oscar-winning movie features the same GIs plus George Murphy, Ronald Reagan and Joan Leslie and guest stars Joe Louis, Kate Smith and Berlin himself.
Thank Your Lucky Stars
The stars comes out to play in a breezy, behind-the-Hollywood-scenes story. Highlights: Humphrey Bogart being out-toughed by S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall and singers ranging from gifted (Dinah Shore, Dennis Morgan) to good sports (Errol Flynn, John Garfield), topped by Bette Davis' witty, jitterbugging They're Either Too Young or Too Old.
A snappy salute to the landmark hospitality club for servicemen. Real-life Canteen co-founders Bette Davis and John Garfield plus dozens more luminaries - from Jack Benny to Barbara Stanwyck to Roy Rogers - dazzle in "a great big scrambled vaudeville show with enough talent to have made a dozen fine movies" (New York Herald Tribune).