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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 »

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

William Ludwig (screenplay), Sonya Levien (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Kay Armen ... Mrs. Ottavio Ferrari
Richard Anderson ... Lt. Jackson
Jane Darwell ... Jenny
Alan King ... Shore Patrol
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Shore Patrol
The Jubalaires ... Navy Kitchen Vocal Quartette (as Jubilaires)
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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 Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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remake | navy | admiral | dancer | sailor | See All (23) »

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Broadway's hit musical hits the screen splashed with COLOR and sensational CINEMASCOPE (print ad - Abilene Reporter-New - Key City Drive-In Theatre - Abilene, Texas - Sept. 4, 1955) See more »


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With Hit the Deck (1955), Joe Pasternak continued his long-standing tradition of using his films to establish crossover potential for pop and classical performers. Kay Armen had made a splash in nightclubs and recordings, and she received an 'introducing' credit in the main title. While this treatment would result in successful film careers for Deanna Durbin, Jane Powell, Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson and Connie Francis, the heavyset Armen did not catch on with movie audiences, despite her pitch-perfect, clarion-like rendering of the dynamic "Hallelujah!" 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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Connections

Featured in 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

I Know That You Know
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
Performed by Vic Damone and Jane Powell
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Great Classic Musical
5 April 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoy viewing Classic Musical films that were made in the 50's and this film was full of great talented actors, singers and dancers. Jane Powell, (Susan Smith) was at the top of her career along with a great performance by Debbie Reynolds, (Carol Pace) who put her heart and soul into her role as a girl whose father was Walter Pidgeon,(Rear Adm. Daniel Xavier Smith. Vic Damone, (Rico Ferrari) sang some great songs along with Tony Martin,(Chief Boatswain's Mate William F. Clark). J. Carrol Naish, (Mr. Peroni) played the role of a florist who wanted to marry Rico Ferrari mother and his acting kept me laughing at his great performance. If you looked close, you will see the great comedian Alan King perform as a Shore Patrol Petty officer. I almost forgot that Ann Miller, (Ginger) showed her great talent as a fantastic dancer. Enjoy


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hit the Deck See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (original master sound track)| Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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