IRVING BERLIN BEHIND THE SCENES Behind the scenes during the making of This Is The Army. Soldiers march through the Warner Brothers lot. Jack Warner studies a script with military officer. Closeup of This Is The Army LP. Blackface makeup is applied to actor in dressing room. Irving Berlin studies script with producer Hal Wallis. Several behind the scenes shots of Berlin singing Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning, including shot of director Michael Curtiz alongside camera. Closeup of lighting grip. Camera boom is lowered into shot outside studio set marquee.
STAGE DOOR CANTEEN Several shots of servicemen entering New York's , followed by closeup of sign on door. Wide shot of a man and woman entertaining servicemen from microphone in club setting. Sailor receives food from women, cafeteria-style. Two white women dance in Far Eastern style and costume. Exterior of Merchant Seamen's Club. Sailor plays checkers with woman at club. Alfred Lunt cooks at stove. Women punch in at time clock. Chorus girls dance for audience.
ORMANDY'S CAPTIVE AUDIENCE Exterior of art deco military hospital. Starlet greets soldier in hospital. Nurse and orderly wheel cart and patient through corridor. Many shots of Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Symphony in concert for hospitalized soldiers. Soundtrack is Viennese Waltz.
BALLET RUSSE MEETS VAUDEVILLE Sentry is posted at Fort Hancock gate. Soldiers walk past sign for Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, followed by performance shots of the dance troupe. Shot of bowling pin juggler, Ritz Brothers-style comedians. Two shots of chorus girls wearing cowboy hats. Interspersed with shots of GI audience.
WAR PROPAGANDA & TRAINING FILMS Military officers walk past sound stage, stand in front of racks of film cans. Film can labeled Japanese combat footage for Frank Capra. Officers sit beneath projector beam in screening room viewing propaganda footage of animation and Nazis. Soldier affixes sign beneath one indicating army air force training film production laboratory. Two shots of camera dollying to pilot in cockpit window for training film shot. Soldier enters army's signal corps photographic center. Uniformed officers sit around desk reading scripts. Three shots of military training film production inside studio.
JOHN FORD & DARRYL ZANUCK AT WAR Sign on frosted glass office door designating the O.S.S. Field Photographic Branch. Followed by two shots of director John Ford wearing naval officer's uniform viewing battle footage in screening room. And a shot of Darryl Zanuck in army fatigues photographing fire in combat zone.
STARLETS SUPPORT WAR EFFORT Two shots of Hedy Lamar and other actresses dressed as nurses raising money for the Red Cross in a movie theater lobby. Followed by several shots of Hedy Lamarr and other actresses at an outdoor war bond rally. Dorothy Lamour speaks into a microphone. Two shots of Carole Lombard accepting donations at a bond rally.
TRAINING CAMERAMEN FOR WAR Sign on frosted glass door for the Overseas Motion Picture Service. Two shots of men packing film reels into box. Two shots of men loading boxes into airplane. Three shots of military and civilian cameramen composing shot near the Capitol in Washington. Three shots of cameraman photographing welder.
DISNEY CONTRIBUTES TO WAR EFFORT Building sign for Walt Disney Productions. Two shots of several officers and civilians watching Walt Disney point to story boards taped to wall. Sign on door reads, Confidential do not enter. Several shots of Walt Disney in screening room with military brass watching animated Army Air Force training film.
TYRONE POWER, CLARK GABLE ENLIST Shots of Tyrone Power and Clark Gable enlisting in military. Shots of newspaper headline touting Hollywood enlistment, studio plaques listing enlistees. Several shots of the War Activities Committee seated around a document-littered conference table. Adolph Zukor and Ralph Bellamy are among those seated at table.
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