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Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)

Approved | | Drama, War, Action | November 1959 (USA)
In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea but his submarine is damaged and he's forced to surrender.

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Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Conway
Gia Scala ...
Karen Philips
Teru Shimada ...
Comm. Mori
Patricia Cutts ...
Lt. Peg Whitcomb
Gene Blakely ...
Lt. Len Ross
Rian Garrick ...
Al Schechter
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Yeoman Halliday
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Maj. Jammy Harris
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Torpedoman Bates
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Ens. Franklin
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In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea.When his submarine is damaged Conway is forced to surrender to the Japanese.Taken to a Japanese interrogation camp Commander Conway and his submarine crew plan their escape.Their mission is dangerous but staying in the Japanese POW camp could be worse. Written by nufs68

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The most decisive battle in naval history - and the amazing story of the men who fought it ! See more »

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A Batalha do Mar do Coral  »

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The Battle of the Coral Sea was fought on May 7th, 1942 to prevent the Japanese from capturing New Guinea and fully controlling the Coral Sea, thus isolating Australia from the Allies. The battle was the first strategic defeat of the Japanese Imperial Navy. See more »

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Japanese frogmen are seen diving with scuba gear which were not invented until a year later in France and were not available to any navy during the war. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: "One of the greatest and most significant battles in the history of naval warfare occurred in May 1942.

The place: Coral Sea, South Pacific.

The participants: the Japanese Fifth Carrier Division and the United States Pacific Fleet.

The issue at stake was simple and clearcut. The enemy was moving rapidly towards Australia and had to be stopped. He was stopped.

The Allied victory in the South Pacific will stand in world history as a noble monument to the memory of the gallant men and officers of the United States Navy who fought and won the battle of the Coral Sea."

Signed: Rear Admiral John J. Bergen, U S N R President Navy League of the United States See more »

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Prequel To Midway
29 March 2003 | by (Saco, Maine) – See all my reviews

This movie is the prequel to the 1976 movie Midway. On May 8, 1942, the Allies won the first major battle of the Pacific War. The Battle of the Coral Sea was technically a draw but it saw a number of firsts_____for example_____it was the first battle fought in

which both sides never saw each other. It was a carrier battle. The first carrier battle actually. Japan lost the carrier Junyo and a destroyer. The United States, surprisingly enough, lost only one carrier, the converted battle cruiser Lexington, and one severely damaged. The Yorktown, which will go down a month later at Midway.


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