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Up Periscope (1959)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 19 April 1959 (Japan)
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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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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The man they called the 'human torpedo' - the secret underwater marauder who hit like no man hit before! See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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Opening credits: The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, living or dead, is intended or should be inferred. See more »

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The aqua-lung was developed by Emile Gagnan and Jacques-Yves Cousteau only in 1943, hence it was unavailable by the time the action took place (1942). 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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Opening credits: SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC - 1942 See more »

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Edited from Destination Tokyo (1943) See more »

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Don't Give Up the Ship
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Music by Harry Warren
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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