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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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Eight songs made the transition from stage to screen: "Join the Navy," "Loo-Loo," "Lucky Bird," "Sometimes I'm Happy," "A Kiss or Two" (originally titled "What's a Kiss Between Friends?" on stage), "The Harbor of My Heart" (serving as the instrumental basis for the funhouse sequence), "Why, Oh Why?" and "Hallelujah!" "Shore Leave" and "Utopia" were the only songs to be dropped from the stage score. Vincent Youmans and Leo Robin reconvened to write three additional songs for the first film version, produced by RKO in 1930: "Nothing Could Be Sweeter," "An Armful of You" and "Keepin' Myself For You." The latter two were incorporated into the MGM remake, the first as an instrumental, the second as a production number for Ann Miller. "More Than You Know" was interpolated from Youmans' stage show Great Day (1929) and "I Know That You Know" was borrowed from Oh, Please (1926). "The Lady From the Bayou" was derived from an unpublished Youmans trunk song, with fresh lyrics by Leo Robin. The only non-Youmans song in the film is "Ciribiribin," which was interpolated solely as a showcase for Kay Armen. See more »
Having watched this recently on TCM and not being familiar with the film beforehand, I was drawn in by the quick pace and competent acting, not to mention the pretty leading gals Reynolds and Miller.. quite satisfying eye candy. But then.. came the "fun-house" musical number towards the end and that just blew me away: I mean 'psychedelic' before the word existed, perhaps surreal in contemporaneous nomenclature. That segment stood out as the perhaps the very best part, it was a thrill to watch the choreographed-to-the-second, wild and unpredictable ride of a dance routine! That film was a lot of fun to watch on a lonely night home. So reviewer whoever-you-are that hates every movie unless it has something blowing up every twelve seconds, perhaps stick to writing up Popeye cartoons where the plots and characters aren't too complex for your limited imagination. I recommend movie this as essential viewing for every musical fan.. it won't disappoint.
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