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Director:
Writers:
Sonya Levien (written by) and
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Release Date:
4 March 1955 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Broadway's hit musical hits the screen splashed with COLOR and sensational CINEMASCOPE See more »
Plot:
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"... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(6 articles)
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 (From Obsessed with Film. 23 April 2013, 10:27 AM, PDT)

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Gaudy, dated, and tiresome. See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jane Powell ... Susan Smith

Tony Martin ... Chief Boatswain's Mate Wm. F. Clark

Debbie Reynolds ... Carol Pace

Walter Pidgeon ... Rear Adm. Daniel Xavier Smith

Vic Damone ... Rico Ferrari
Gene Raymond ... Wendell Craig

Ann Miller ... Ginger

Russ Tamblyn ... Danny Xavier Smith
J. Carrol Naish ... Mr. Peroni
Kay Armen ... Mrs. Ottavio Ferrari

Richard Anderson ... Lt. Jackson

Jane Darwell ... Jenny

Alan King ... Shore Patrol
Henry Slate ... Shore Patrol
The Jubilaires ... Themselves (as Jubilaires)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Burton ... Commander (uncredited)
John Close ... Petty Officer (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Audience Member (uncredited)
John Damler ... Marine Orderly (uncredited)
Burnell Dietch ... Sailor / Dancer (uncredited)
Robert Dix ... Naval Officer (uncredited)
Alvin Greenman ... George - Machinist Mate 3rd Class (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Eddie (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ... Lieutenant - Operaton Mud Pie (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Frank Reynolds ... Dancer (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Jimmy Thompson ... Sailor (uncredited)
Frances E. Williams ... Mabel (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Policeman in Park (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Singer (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Rowland 
 
Writing credits
Sonya Levien (written by) and
William Ludwig (written by)

Herbert Fields (based on: the musical play "Hit the Deck" by)

Vincent Youmans (presented on the stage by)

Hubert Osborne (from: "Shore Leave")

Produced by
Joe Pasternak .... producer
 
Original Music by
Conrad Salinger (uncredited)
George Stoll (uncredited)
Robert Van Eps (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey (director of photography) (as George Folsey)
 
Film Editing by
John McSweeney Jr. (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Paul Groesse 
 
Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean (set decorations) (as Fred MacLean)
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose (costumes by)
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup creator
 
Production Management
Dave Friedman .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director
Al Alt .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor
Kurt Hernfeld .... sound editor (uncredited)
Walter March .... sound editor (uncredited)
Arthur H. Pullen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Charles Wallace .... sound (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ralph Moratz .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Alvord Eiseman .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Jeff Alexander .... vocal supervisor
Will Beitel .... orchestral arrangements
Irving Caesar .... lyrics by
Clifford Grey .... lyrics by
Hermes Pan .... stager: musical numbers
Leo Robin .... lyrics by
George Stoll .... conductor
George Stoll .... music supervisor
Robert Van Eps .... orchestral arrangements
Vincent Youmans .... music by
Clark Burroughs .... singing voice: Russ Tamblyn (uncredited)
Rex Dennis .... singing voice: Russ Tamblyn (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Angela Blue .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Hermes Pan .... choreographer and staging (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
112 min (Turner library print) (copyright length)
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Color:
Color (Eastman Color)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (original master sound track) | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #17270)

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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
HallelujahSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Gaudy, dated, and tiresome., 28 May 2014
Author: lnoft97 from United States

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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