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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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The 2008 DVD from Warner Home Video contains the audio of a Jane Powell-Vic Damone duet, "Sometimes I'm Happy" (music by Vincent Youmans, lyrics by Irving Caesar). A solo version by Jane is presented in the released film. See more »


Susan Smith: This morning I had four men fighting over me. Now I've got nothing.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Mariel Hemingway/Blues Traveler (1995) See more »


A Kiss or Two
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey
Performed by Debbie Reynolds, Russ Tamblyn and Chorus
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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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