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


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

4 March 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fille de l'amiral  »

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(Turner library print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

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


(Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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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 »


Chief Boatswain's Mate William F. Clark: Ginger, baby, I worship the ground you walk on!
Ginger: Now he's talking real estate!
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Version of Shore Leave (1925) See more »


(1927) (uncredited)
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: 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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