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Hit the Deck (1955)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  4 March 1955 (USA)
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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
Gene Raymond ...
Wendell Craig
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Ginger
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Danny Xavier Smith
J. Carrol Naish ...
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 Jubilaires ...
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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Broadway's hit musical hits the screen splashed with COLOR and sensational CINEMASCOPE See more »


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4 March 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fille de l'amiral  »

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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

Ann Miller's character is named after Ginger Rogers who appeared with Fred Astaire in Follow the Fleet (1936), the film on which this movie is loosely based. 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 Shore Leave (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Join the Navy
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey
Played during the opening credits and sung by an unidentified chorus
Played often in the score
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One of MGM's lesser efforts that does feature a very hummable score...
27 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

HIT THE DECK is MGM's 1955 remake of a 1930 musical about sailors on leave and the girls they romance, which despite the accustomed MGM gloss and some nice songs by Vincent Youmans, still fails to make the impact of a SINGIN IN THE RAIN or THE BAND WAGON. The paper-thin story finds Vic Damone romancing Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn chasing Debbie Reynolds and an energetic Ann Miller finds herself involved with the forever wooden Tony Martin. The score includes "Sometimes I'm Happy" a dreamy ballad crooned by Damone, "I Know that You Know" a cute duet with Damone and Powell and the rousing "Hallelujah!" led by the effervescent Kay Armen. My favorite number in the film is a 3-way duet sung by the six leads called "Why Oh WHy?", but none of this makes up for the fact that this is one of the weakest products from the MGM dream factory.


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