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Up Periscope (1959)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  19 April 1959 (Japan)
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In 1942, Navy Lieutenant Kenneth Braden from the underwater demolition team is sent to a Japanese island to photograph secret radio codes.

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Seaman Peck
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Seaman Floyd
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Lieutenant Braden discovers that Sally, the woman he's been falling in love with, has actually been checking out his qualifications to be a U.S. Navy frogman. He must put his personal life behind him after being assigned to be smuggled into a Japanese-held island via submarine to photograph radio codes. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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Up Periscope (1959) was released in '59 (1959). Many years later a parody of the submarine movie genre would be made both in a year with a reverse of this film's year of release (i.e. in '95 (1995)) and with also a title that reverses this movie's title (i.e. Down Periscope (1996)). See more »

Goofs

When "Lt. Braden" locks out of the submarine to swim to the Japanese island, his aqualung's 2-hose regulator is installed upside down on his diving tank. Normally, the 'horns' on this type of regulator, where the intake and exhaust hoses are installed, is installed so that they're facing up. In the water, and later, on the beach, the regulator is installed correctly. See more »

Quotes

Lt. j.g. Kenneth M. Braden: How come they call you Weary?
Weary: That's my name.
Lt. j.g. Kenneth M. Braden: Nickname?
Weary: No, sir, my real name. I'm the youngest of 13 children. I guess when I was born, my mother couldn't think of another name.
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Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here
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Music by Theodore Morse and Arthur Sullivan
Played when the submarine crew watch the ship come into port
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decent war flick, but not as good as the book
19 July 2000 | by (Columbus, OH USA) – See all my reviews

Robb White's World War II naval-combat/coming-of-age novel is one of my lifetime favorites, so I eagerly anticipated seeing this movie on video. Unfortunately, the book spoiled it for me. I'm sure I would have liked this movie much better if I had never read the book. To be fair, this is a good war flick on its own merits.


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