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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
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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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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 amazing saga of the most decisive battle in naval history ! See more »

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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: MARCH 14TH, 1942 3 DAYS AFTER THE FALL OF CORREGIDOR See more »

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Referenced in To Tell the Truth: Episode dated 3 March 1960 (1960) See more »

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Truly terrible movie
9 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a terrible film and not about the Battle of the Coral Sea - one of the five carriers battles of the Pacific War.

The idea is laughable - motley POWs being abused so that the commanding officer will give up information. In the event I think the Kempetei ( Imperial Secret Police ) would just have beaten it out of him.

The reality was the allied POWs were terribly badly treated.

Read a book or watch a cartoon instead.

The only true fact I could glean was that there WAS a secret treaty between Vichy France and Japan after May 1940 that the Japanese would march in unopposed to the French Far East Empire ( Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to be) and in return French Nationals there would not be interned. Hence Miss Phillips - I didn't pay enough attention to see if it came out in the film


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