Rent Entertaining the Troops (1988)

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Rent Entertaining the Troops (aka Bob Hope: Entertaining the Troops) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
World War II affected everyone, and everyone found his or her own way of helping the cause. For American entertainers, choices included enlisting, selling war bonds, visiting the wounded, and entertaining the troops. In this 90-minute documentary, filmmaker Robert Mugge pays tribute to hundreds of well-known (and not so well-known) performers who assisted the military both at home and abroad.
Included are rare period performances by the likes of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Frances Langford, the Andrews Sisters, Abbott and Costello, Lena Horne, Carole Landis, Dinah Shore, Jerry Colonna, Danny Kaye, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Larry Adler, Kay Kaiser, Cass Daley, Irving Berlin, Bugs Bunny and many others, as well as special appearances by such prominent actors as Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Marlene Dietrich, Carole Lombard (in the last appearance before her untimely death) and Edward G. Robinson. Rounding out this tribute are 1987 interviews with Dorothy Lamour ("the Bond Bombshell"), Frances Langford ("the G.I. Sweetheart"), Mel Blanc (the voice of World War II's Private Snafu, alias the Sad Sack), and Maxene Andrews of the Andrews Sisters, as well as a reunion of Bob Hope's World War II troupe of performers (videotaped just three days before Hope's 85th birthday).

Features:
- It's Been a Long, Long Time
- Bring Enough Clothes for Three Days
- Any Bonds Today?
- Don't Fence Me In
- I'm the Secretary to the Sultan
- They're Either Too Young or Too Old
- Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
- The Fifth Army's Where My Heart Is
- Life's Full of Consequence
- The Man I Love
- You Made Me Love You
- I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time
- Embraceable You
- Melody in Four F
- Night and Day
- Thanks for the Memory
- Tea for Two
- I'm in the Mood for Love
- If I Had My Way
- I'll Be Seeing You
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Directors:
Producers:
Desmond McElroy, Robert Mugge
Writers:
Robert Mugge
Aka:
Bob Hope: Entertaining the Troops
Studio:
MVD Visual
Genres:
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/06/2015
Run Time:
90 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour and B & W
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
Bonus:
  • 25 Minutes of Extra footage from the 1988 Reunion of Bob Hope's WWII Troupe of Performers

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