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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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Broadway's hit musical hits the screen splashed with COLOR and sensational CINEMASCOPE 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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Box Office

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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Very underrated!
30 March 2004 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

This may have been made in the dying days of MGM musicals. No Sinatra. No Kelly. But it has some spectacular classic songs by Vincent Youmans. Plus 2 of the finest voices of all time singing together:

Tony Martin & Vic Damone. AND superior musical arrangements & Russ Tamblyn dancing.

Never mind the negative reviews elsewhere. They do not make them like this any more. For sure. So enjoy it! Great musical!!


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