Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)

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Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945) Poster

A girl is desperate to get to Washington D.C. to be with her lonesome brother, a wounded G.I. She persuades Bing Crosby to let her join his caravan.


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17 July 2006 | horn-5
Not quite close enough.
Hollywood VICTORY CARAVAN was produced by the United States Treasury Department in 1945 for that years Victory Loan Drive. It was filmed on the Paramount lot and utilized Paramount contractees (in front of and behind the camera),primarily on the sets of whatever film they were currently working on at Paramount, with the exception of Humphrey Bogart , Disney's Joe Carioca and the U.S. Maritime (Service Training Station) Choir.

This fund-raising short was distributed through the various film exchanges of all of the major studios, and not just 20th Century-Fox(with the correct hyphen), and was made available to the theatre exhibitors free gratis.

The advertised cast on the one-sheet poster was shown in this specific order: Robert Benchley - Humphrey Bogart (first line)

  • Joe Carioca and His Latin-America Music - Carmen Cavallaro and His Orchestra (2nd line)


Bing Crosby

William Demarest - Dona Drake

Bob Hope

Betty Hutton-Alan Ladd

Diana Lynn-Barbara Stanwyck

U.S. Martime Service Training Station Choir ...and many others

Yes, I know Joe Carioca was a parrot. I also know this wasn't a documentary. And that about the only original footage was that of Benchley and Bogart.

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