Hit the Deck (1955 film)

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Hit the Deck
Hit the Deck poster.jpg
theatrical release poster
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)
Starring Jane Powell
Tony Martin
Debbie Reynolds
Walter Pidgeon
Vic Damone
Gene Raymond
Ann Miller
Russ Tamblyn
Music by Songs:
Vincent Youmans (music)
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(s)
  • March 4, 1955 (1955-03-04)
Running time 117 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,282,000[1]
Box office $3,445,000[1]

Hit the Deck is a 1955 American musical film directed by Roy Rowland and starring Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Pidgeon, Vic Damone, Gene Raymond, Ann Miller, and Russ Tamblyn.,[2] It is based on the stage musical of the same name, and was shot in CinemaScope.


Hit The Deck trailer screen shot


According to MGM's records the film made $1,989,000 in the United States and Canada and $1,456,000 elsewhere, resulting in an overall loss of $454,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ "New York Times: Hit the Deck". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 

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