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Up Periscope (1959)

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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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Lt. J.G. Kenneth M. Braden
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Commander Paul Stevenson
Andra Martin ...
Sally Johnson
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Lt. Pat Malone (as Alan Hale)
Carleton Carpenter ...
Lt. Phil Carney
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Ensign Cy Mount
William Leslie ...
Lt. Doherty
Richard Bakalyan ...
Seaman Peck
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Pharmacist Mate Ash (as Edward Byrnes)
Sean Garrison ...
Seaman Floyd
Henry Kulky ...
Chief Petty Officer York
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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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Trivia

All underwater miniature submarine shots were reused from the film Destination Tokyo (1943). See more »

Goofs

When Lt Braden arrives at the Japanese base he removes an explosive device from a small, black plastic bag Plastic bags were not patented until the late 1950's. 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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Edited from Destination Tokyo (1943) See more »

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We Watch the Skyways
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Music by Max Steiner
Played during the first airplane shot and occasionally in the score
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Average World War II drama
10 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best part of watching this movie was later reading the reviews as the actual experience of watching it was pretty boring. As did others, I watched the movie because of the cast – O'Brien's "DOA" is on my list of favorite 100 movies, and I grew up watching Maverick, a show that is still fun to watch. The movie was disappointing; the early film romance (and the later revealed reason for it) was ridiculous and added nothing to the movie, Garner's mission to get the Japanese's radio code was not believable and the tension between Garner and the "by-the- book" captain O'Brien played was uninteresting. The humor provided by Alan Hale Jr. was welcome but not memorable. The set, however, was good as it did indeed give a sense of the claustrophobic atmosphere of a submarine. This movie was an okay way to spend an hour and a half plus on, but not good enough to actually seek out.


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