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Up Periscope (1959)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  19 April 1959 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Commander Paul Stevenson
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Lt. Pat Malone (as Alan Hale)
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Ensign Cy Mount
William Leslie ...
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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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19 April 1959 (Japan)  »

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Average Shot Length = ~8.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~8.5 seconds. See more »

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When Lt. Braden is getting his final briefing from Cdr. Stevenson before leaving the sub, the compartment only has the two of them in it. Lt. Braden then turns to climb into the escape trunk and the compartment suddenly has many more men in it. Even if they had just entered, the narrowness of the hatch would have required them to enter one at a time making it impossible for them to suddenly be there. See more »

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Commander Paul Stevenson: Oh, uh, one more thing, Mr. Braden, you don't get captured.
Lt. j.g. Kenneth M. Braden: Mm-hmm. I wouldn't think of it, sir.
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Edited from Destination Tokyo (1943) See more »

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The Sailor's Hornpipe
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Played as the submarine returns
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Standard submarine warfare thriller
18 December 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Navy frogman goes on super secret mission to steal ultra secret Jap code books. Pretty phony actually - seems the Nips would have shouted "oy li chu dat lee ho phuk di hong fong fuuuuuuuuu!", or "those explosions looked like a ruse, let's check on the code books!". When Garner exited the water he made enough noise to wake the whole island, no real commando would have done that. Still not a bad film, fairly exciting: it had the usual Navy ships during combat footage plus a few "toys in the tub" scenes. I appreciated the submarine; it was cramped, hot, and miserable looking, exactly like the genuine article. I abhor those movie subs that sport hallways and rooms more fitting to the Trump mansion than a Naval vessel.


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