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Hit the Deck (1955)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 March 1955 (USA)
Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other gobs try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show "Hit the Deck". After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Susan Smith
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Chief Boatswain's Mate Wm. F. Clark
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Carol Pace
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Rear Adm. Daniel Xavier Smith
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Rico Ferrari
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Wendell Craig
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Ginger
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Danny Xavier Smith
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Mr. Peroni
Kay Armen ...
Mrs. Ottavio Ferrari
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Lt. Jackson
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Jenny
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Shore Patrol
Henry Slate ...
Shore Patrol
The Jubalaires ...
Themselves (as Jubilaires)
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Storyline

Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other gobs try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show "Hit the Deck". After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land in the brig. But Danny's father is a Rear Admiral... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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MGM's star-sparkling, laugh-loaded, song-splashed musical! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

4 March 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fille de l'amiral  »

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(original master sound track)| (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

The "Funhouse" segment starring Debbie Reynolds and Russ Tamblyn, which lasts four and one half minutes on screen, took three days to film. See more »

Quotes

Susan Smith: This morning I had four men fighting over me. Now I've got nothing.
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Connections

Version of Hit the Deck (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah
(1927) (uncredited)
(Finale)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey
Sung by Kay Armen, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Jane Powell,
Tony Martin, Russ Tamblyn, Vic Damone and Chorus
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About that performance of Ciriciribin
23 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Movie musicals like this rise or fall - or, to stick with this movie's theme, sink or swim - as a function of the quality of the music and the performances of it. This music is largely unremarkable, as are the performances of it.

Case in point: one of the other reviewers praises Kay Armen's performance as Vic Damone's mother. It's fine, but not outstanding. Like the performance she leads of "Ciriciribin." If you want to see the performance that make this a hit tune, and see the difference, watch Grace Moore's performance in *One Night of Love*, which you'll find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_-6QrL26gw The picture is bad, and she sang it even better later, after more practice. But this is life. Kay Armen's performance is just nice.


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