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 ...
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Photographer Grif Henderson is assigned a photo shoot in Paris. He decides to take his wife, Jenny, and his hippie son, Davey, with him on the shoot. Everything gets mucked up when she ... See full summary »
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Grainbelt University has one attraction for Dobie Gillis - women, especially Pansy Hammer. Pansy's father, even though and maybe because she says she's in dreamville, does not share her ... See full summary »
Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with ... See full summary »
Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where ... See full summary »
After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they ... See full summary »
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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 in the brig. But Danny's father is a Rear Admiral... Written by
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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_-6QrL26gw 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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