Hit the Deck (1930)

93 mins | Musical comedy | 23 February 1930

Director:

Luther Reed

Writer:

Luther Reed

Cinematographer:

Robert Kurrle

Production Company:

RKO Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

For information on other films based on the Hubert Osborne play, please consult the entry above for the 1936 RKO film Follow the Fleet , directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger ... More Less

For information on other films based on the Hubert Osborne play, please consult the entry above for the 1936 RKO film Follow the Fleet , directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
23 Jan 1930
p. 34.
Film Daily
19 Jan 1930
p. 10.
New York Times
15 Jan 1930
p. 28.
New Yorker
25 Jan 1930
p. 68.
Time
27 Jan 1930
p. 44.
Variety
22 Jan 1930
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
SOUND
Rec eng
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the musical Hit the Deck , book by Herbert Fields, lyrics by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey, music by Vincent Youmans (New York, 25 Apr 1927) and the play Shore Leave by Hubert Osborne (New York, 8 Aug 1922).
SONGS
"Sometimes I'm Happy," words by Irving Caesar, music by Vincent Youmans
"Hallelujah," words by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey, music by Vincent Youmans
"Keepin' Myself for You," words by Sidney Clare, music by Vincent Youmans.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 February 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 14 January 1930
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 January 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1083
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
93
Length(in feet):
9,327
Length(in reels):
12
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When the U.S. Fleet returns from a cruise, sailors congregate at Looloo's coffeeshop. Mrs. Payne, a wealthy society matron, drops into the shop with Admiral Payne and Lieutenant Allen and shows an interest in Looloo's heirloom necklace. Later, Bilge Smith arrives with Clarence, Lavinia's runaway sweetheart, and promptly falls for Looloo, to whom he reveals his ambitions to captain his own ship, then is carried off by his shipmates. Looloo sells the necklace to Mrs. Payne to help Bilge. When the fleet returns, the shop has been converted into a "home." To find her sweetheart, Looloo arranges with Mrs. Payne to give a party for the men. She accepts Bilge's proposal and offended at her for offering him money to help him obtain his own ship, he leaves but returns to her after being ousted form the service. When Looloo convinces him that she no longer has any money, they plan to ... +


When the U.S. Fleet returns from a cruise, sailors congregate at Looloo's coffeeshop. Mrs. Payne, a wealthy society matron, drops into the shop with Admiral Payne and Lieutenant Allen and shows an interest in Looloo's heirloom necklace. Later, Bilge Smith arrives with Clarence, Lavinia's runaway sweetheart, and promptly falls for Looloo, to whom he reveals his ambitions to captain his own ship, then is carried off by his shipmates. Looloo sells the necklace to Mrs. Payne to help Bilge. When the fleet returns, the shop has been converted into a "home." To find her sweetheart, Looloo arranges with Mrs. Payne to give a party for the men. She accepts Bilge's proposal and offended at her for offering him money to help him obtain his own ship, he leaves but returns to her after being ousted form the service. When Looloo convinces him that she no longer has any money, they plan to marry. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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