Hit the Deck 1955 Film | Debbie Reynolds, Jane Powell | MGM

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Directed by Roy Rowland

Produced by Joe Pasternak

Screenplay by Sonya Levien, William Ludwig

Based on Shore Leave (play) by Hubert Osborne, and Hit the Deck (stage musical) by Herbert Fields (book), Vincent Youmans (music), Clifford Grey & Leo Robin (lyrics)

Songs and Music: Vincent Youmans

Lyrics: Leo Robin, Clifford Grey, Sidney Clare, Irving Caesar, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu

Cinematography: George J. Folsey

Edited by John McSweeney Jr.

Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Release date: March 4, 1955

Running time: 112 minutes

Budget: $2.3 million

Box office: $3.4 million

Cast and Characters:

Jane Powell as Susan Smith

Tony Martin as Chief Boatswain's Mate William F. Clark

Debbie Reynolds as Carol Pace

Walter Pidgeon as Rear Adm. Daniel Xavier Smith

Vic Damone as Rico Ferrari

Gene Raymond as Wendell Craig

Ann Miller as Ginger

Russ Tamblyn as Danny Xavier Smith (singing voice was dubbed by Rex Dennis)

J. Carrol Naish as Mr. Peroni

Kay Armen as Mrs. Ottavio Ferrari

Richard Anderson as Lt. Jackson

Jane Darwell as Jenny

Alan King as Shore Patrolman

Henry Slate as Shore Patrolman

Hit the Deck Soundtrack Songs:

"Join the Navy" (Leo Robin, Clifford Grey) – Chorus

"Hallelujah!" (Robin, Grey) – Tony Martin, Vic Damone, Russ Tamblyn/Rex Dennis

"Keeping Myself for You" (Sidney Clare) – Ann Miller, Chorus

"Keeping Myself for You" – Tony Martin

"Lucky Bird" (Robin, Grey) – Jane Powell

"A Kiss Or Two" (Robin) – Debbie Reynolds

"Why, Oh Why?" (Robin, Grey) – Tony Martin, Vic Damone, Russ Tamblyn/Rex Dennis

"Sometimes I'm Happy" (Irving Caesar) – Jane Powell

"I Know That You Know" (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose) – Jane Powell, Vic Damone

"Lady From the Bayou" (Robin) – Ann Miller

"Chiribiribee (Ciribiribin')" (Albert Pestalozza) – Kay Armen

"Why, Oh Why?" – Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Jane Powell

"More Than You Know" (Robin) – Tony Martin

"Join the Navy" – Debbie Reynolds, Chorus

"Hallelujah!" – Tony Martin, Kay Armen, Chorus