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Sunday, 9 December 2012

The All-Star Bond Rally (1945) - Star of the month... Frank Sinatra

'The All-Star Bond Rally' is a 1945 propaganda short film intended to encourage the public to purchase additional war bonds in aid of World War II.

The film opens with an introduction from Darryl F. Zanuck and features Marian Jordan and Jim Jordan as Fibber & Molly McGee, a married couple attending the rally.

Hosted by Bob Hope, the film features...

  • "I'll Be Marching to a Love Song" - Betty Grable and her Bombardiers
  • "Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week" - Frank Sinatra with Harry James and his Orchestra
  • "Guardian Angels" - played on the harp by Harpo Marx 
  • "Thanks for the Memory" (short snippet) - Bob Hope
  • A tribute to popular war time pin-up girls including Linda Darnell, Faye Marlowe, Jeanne Crain, June Haver, Vivian Blaine and Carmen Miranda
  • "Bond Rally Song" - Bing Crosby with Harry James and his Orchstra

Watch the complete short film:

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