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Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II (1991)

American Movie Classics produced this original salute to those celebrities who worked to improve the morale of the soldiers in World War II. Hosted by Tony Randall the one hour presentation... See full summary »

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Marcia Ely
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Maxene Andrews ... Herself
Eddie Bracken ... Himself
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself
Bob Hope ... Himself
Anne Jeffreys ... Herself
Shirley Jones ... Herself
Dorothy Lamour ... Herself
Frances Langford ... Herself
Roddy McDowall ... Himself
Tony Randall ... Narrator
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself
Cesar Romero ... Himself
Sherwood Schwartz ... Himself
Esther Williams ... Herself
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American Movie Classics produced this original salute to those celebrities who worked to improve the morale of the soldiers in World War II. Hosted by Tony Randall the one hour presentation included many clips from the news, USO shows, Armed Forces Radio, US Savings Bonds and more. Interviews were conducted with some of those involved in the efforts including Bob Hope, Frances Langford, Esther Williams, Dorothy Lamour, Roddy McDowell, Eddie Bracken, Anne Jeffries, and Maxine Andrews. Written by Sharron Mortensen

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USA

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English

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11 November 1991 (USA) See more »

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Marcia Ely Productions See more »
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Color
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Great documentary featuring interviews with those involved
3 June 2018 | by natalie_marie_82See all my reviews

This was a really great documentary about how Hollywood stepped up during WWII. There have been other documentaries produced about this period, but Stars and Stripes features interviews with surviving stars that volunteered, like Bob Hope and Frances Langford. There are some poignant moments in the interviews, and some funny behind-the-scenes stories. There are clips of war-time movies, some of the shows done for the troops, and moments in hospitals; all of which are not usually shown in other documentaries. I have been hoping that this would be rereleased onto a streaming service like Amazon Prime, as I have found a lot of little-known documentaries there. I have even contacted AMC, but received a standard computerized response. Maybe someday...


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