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      Hit the Deck

      Released Feb 24, 1955 1h 52m Musical List
      67% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 57% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A bosun's mate (Tony Martin) and his two buddies find three women and trouble on shore leave in San Francisco. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      TIME Magazine The dialogue offers few surprises... The songs are old too. Mar 28, 2016 Full Review Variety Staff Variety With the limitations, [producer Joe Pasternak] has made it a pretty picture, replete with songs from the old footlight piece, complete with new lyrics and flashy production numbers. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review New York Times It apparently has not improved with age. Mar 25, 2006 Full Review TV Guide The familiar three-sailors-on-leave plotline gets a big shot in the arm in this musical, which features an outstanding cast, good production numbers, and nice visuals. Rated: 3/5 Mar 28, 2016 Full Review Tom Vallance Radio Times The sailors-on-shore-leave theme may be familiar, but this version of the 1927 stage hit (with a totally new story) is immensely entertaining. Rated: 4/5 Mar 28, 2016 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It works as an amiable time killer. Rated: B- Mar 26, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      ashley h Hit the Deck is a terrific film. It is about a sailor who tries to save his sister Susan's virtue. Jane Powell and Tony Martin give fantastic performances. The script is good but a little slow in places. Roy Rowland did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed this motion picture because of the humor and romance. Hit the Deck is a must see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member For some odd reason, MGM chose this adaptation of the 1927 stage hit as its final "all-star" musical - only Vic Damone, Russ Tamblyn and Debbie Reynolds would return to the studio for musical roles in the following years. Despite a melodic score ("Hallelujah," "More Than You Know," "I Know That You Know," "Sometimes I'm Happy"), the plot is bland. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Not exactly an A list musical from MGM, but an entertaining one with a decent cast and some impressive choreography from Hermes Pan. Russ Tamblyn, Vic Damone and Tony Martin are sailors on shore leave in San Francisco. Martin has been engaged to burlesque dancer Ann Miller for 6 years and she's threatening to leave him unless he marries her. Tamblyn meets young stage actress Debbie Reynolds and romance blooms. Tamblyn also discovers that his younger sister Jane Powell has fallen under the influence of unethical producer Gene Raymond and recruits his buddies to rescue her. The resulting brawl leaves them all wanted and pursued by the shore patrol. It's up to his dad Walter Pidgeon, an admiral, to help them. J. Carroll Naish, Richard Anderson, Jane Darwell and Alan King all appear in supporting roles. The music in this one is just okay, but Tamblyn and Reynolds get two really inventive dance numbers. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Colorful musical with lots of talent involved, if only the script was better this would have been more memorable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member ok remake of a early version Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member While not in the same league as the classic MGM musicals, Hit the Deck is not without charm. There's a bevy of stars, most of them minor, a few exceptional singers, and a couple of fun dance sequences with Russ Tamblyn. You could do worse. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A bosun's mate (Tony Martin) and his two buddies find three women and trouble on shore leave in San Francisco.
      Director
      Roy Rowland
      Producer
      Joe Pasternak
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 24, 1955, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 21, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 52m
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