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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 »


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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

This film did poorly at the box office resulting in a loss for MGM of $454,000 ($4.1M in 2016) according to studio records. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Glorious Technicolor (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

More Than You Know
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu
Performed by Tony Martin and Ann Miller
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Gaudy, dated, and tiresome.
28 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

which doesn't mean 'gaudy and dated' can't be fun! But there's the tiresome part: this thing misfires, badly. There is a lot of talent involved, some big names from the 50's, Ann Miller doing one of her eye popping tap numbers, a few vaguely familiar songs, an interesting dance number set in a carnival haunted house. Nevertheless, it just doesn't gel. It's one of those musicals with a hundred military men marching in rhythm, three sailors on the town, and the Ultra Perky Debbie Reynolds as the focal point. There she is, all energetic, peppy, and pony- tailed, singing and dancing her heart out. The kind of numbers with the adorable Girl getting tossed to and fro by a bunch of Boy Dancers - as seen on the old Carol Burnett Show! Frankly, these people were a bit too old for the plot line. I found it was (too) corny, dated, and derivative of other similar musicals. In fact, more tiresome and annoying than enchanting and memorable!


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