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Hit the Deck (1930 film)

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Hit the Deck is a 1930 American musical film directed by Luther Reed, which starred Jack Oakie and Polly Walker, and featured Technicolor sequences2 It was based on the musical Hit the Deck, which was itself based on the play Shore Leave by Hubert Osborne It was one of the most expensive productions of RKO Radio Pictures up to that time, and one of the most expensive productions of 1930citation needed This version faithfully reproduced the stage version of the musical

Contents

  • 1 Cast
  • 2 Plot
  • 3 Songs
  • 4 Reception
  • 5 Other adaptations
  • 6 Preservation status
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Castedit

  • Jack Oakie as Bilge
  • Polly Walker as Looloo
  • Roger Gray as Mat
  • Franker Wood as Bat
  • Harry Sweet as Bunny
  • Marguerita Padula as Lavinia
  • June Clyde as Toddy
  • Wallace MacDonald as Lieutenant Allen
  • George Ovey as Clarence
  • Ethel Clayton as Mrs Payne
  • Nate D Slott as Dan as Nate Slott
  • Andy Clark as Dinty
  • Dell Henderson as Admiral Smith
  • Charles Sullivan as Lieutenant Jim Smith

Plotedit

Looloo Walker runs a diner which is frequented with US Navy sailors on shore leave, including officers Two officers, Admiral Smith Henderson and Lieutenant Allen MacDonald accompany a wealthy socialite, Mrs Payne Clayton, to the establishment

Mrs Payne is an heiress, and when she engages in conversation with Looloo, she expresses admiration for the necklace Looloo is wearing She offers to purchase it for a substantial sum, but it is a family heirloom and Looloo refuses Later, two sailors arrive at the diner, Bilge Oakie and Clarence Ovey, looking for Lavinia, Clarence's sweetheart who has run away Bilge, is smitten with Looloo, and begins to romance her Opening up to her, he reveals his desire to become the captain of his own ship after he leaves the navy Before things go too far, Bilge's shipmates drag him back to his ship, which is scheduled to set sail

Based on her conversation with Bilge, Looloo decides to sell her necklace to Mrs Payne, in order to get the funds necessary to buy a ship for Bilge When Bilge's ship docks once again, the two lovers are re-united, and Bilge proposes to Looloo, who happily accepts However, when she tells him about the money, and the plans she's made to help him buy his own ship, his pride makes him indignant and he storms off However, he later returns and the two agree to marry

Songsedit

  • "Sometimes I'm Happy" - words by Irving Caesar, music by Vincent Youmans; performed by Jack Oakie and Polly Walker
  • "Keepin' Myself for You" - words by Sidney Clare, music by Vincent Youmans; performed by Jack Oakie and Polly Walker
  • "An Armful of You" - words by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey, music by Vincent Youmans; performed by Marguerita Padula and chorus
  • "Hallelujah" - words by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey, music by Vincent Youmans; performed by Marguerita Padula and chorus
  • "Harbor of My Heart" - words by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey, music by Vincent Youmans; performed by Jack Oakie and chorus
  • "Join the Navy" - words by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey, music by Vincent Youmans; performed by Jack Oakie and chorus
  • "Nothing Could Be Sweeter" - words by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey, music by Vincent Youmans; performed by Jack Oakie and Polly Walker

Receptionedit

The film made a profit of $145,0003 Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times critic, gave the film a lackluster review, writing that it "is anything but an inspired entertainment Except for one or two sequences, the mixing of the story and spectacle doesn't jell The fun is labored and the romance is more painful than sympathetic"2

Other adaptationsedit

The Broadway musical, Hit the Deck , on which this film is based was written by Herbert Fields, with music by Vincent Youmans, and lyrics by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey; it premiered in New York City on April 25, 1927 That musical was based on an earlier play, Shore Leave, written by Hubert Osborne, which premiered in New York City on August 8, 19221 The play had been made into a silent film, also entitled Shore Leave, starring Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy Mackaill Osborne's play would also be remade into another musical version, Follow the Fleet, in 1936, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers1

Preservation statusedit

The film is also considered a lost film4 The last known copy was destroyed in an RKO fire in the 1950scitation needed

See alsoedit

  • List of lost films
  • List of incomplete or partially lost films
  • List of early color feature films

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Hit the Deck: Detail View" American Film Institute Retrieved April 16, 2014 
  2. ^ a b c Hall, Mordaunt January 15, 1930 "The Screen" The New York Times Retrieved August 18, 2008 
  3. ^ a b c Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p56
  4. ^ "Hit the Deck: Trivia" Turner Classic Movies Archived from the original on June 5, 2014 Retrieved June 4, 2014 

External linksedit

  • Hit the Deck on Internet Movie Database

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