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Command Performance (1942-1949)



Command Performance

(1942-1949)

Family / Musical Variety

Cast: Ann Miller, Jack Benny, Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, Bob Hope, Fred Allen, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland and The Andrew Sisters

Command Performance was a radio program produced and broadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Network to entertain and inform troops stationed overseas during WWII.  The show was never aired to the domestic audience in the mainland US.  The show featured many of the top entertainers of the day, including Ann Miller, Jack Benny, Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, Bob Hope, Fred Allen, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland, and The Andrew Sisters.

One notable episode featured a 55 minute musical adaptation of Dick Tracy , starring Bing Crosby as Dick Tracy , Dinah Shore as Tess Trueheart, and Jimmy Durante as the Mole.  Entitled " Dick Tracy in B Flat", the broadcast had an impressive supporting cast as well, featuring Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Harry Von Zell, and The Andrew Sisters.





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