Hit the Deck
Hit the Deck (1955)

Hit the Deck is the second film version of the same-named 1927 hit Broadway musical. Though updated for the 1950s, the basic plot remains the same. Sailors Tony Martin, Vic Damone and Russ Tamblyn spend their entire shore leave in pursuit… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1955
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

The dialogue offers few surprises... The songs are old too.

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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.

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Variety Staff

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.

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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.

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New York Times

It apparently has not improved with age.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It works as an amiable time killer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Colorful musical with lots of talent involved, if only the script was better this would have been more memorable.