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Director:
Writers:
Richard H. Landau (screenplay)
Robb White (novel)
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Release Date:
19 April 1959 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Warner Brothers' "Maverick" Man! Bigger Than Ever Now and Ready Right Now in his Big-Screen Big-Excitement Technicolor Smash! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
An engrossing and suspenseful war drama See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Garner ... Lt. J.G. Kenneth M. Braden

Edmond O'Brien ... Commander Paul Stevenson
Andra Martin ... Sally Johnson

Alan Hale Jr. ... Lt. Pat Malone (as Alan Hale)
Carleton Carpenter ... Lt. Phil Carney

Frank Gifford ... Ensign Cy Mount
William Leslie ... Lt. Doherty
Richard Bakalyan ... Seaman Peck

Edd Byrnes ... Pharmacist Mate Ash (as Edward Byrnes)
Sean Garrison ... Seaman Floyd
Henry Kulky ... Chief Petty Officer York
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Aiken ... Seaman Ford (uncredited)
Fred C. Blau Jr. ... Junior (uncredited)
Carl Christian ... Ships Crewman (uncredited)
Robert Christopher ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Mary Lou Clifford ... Grass Hut Girl (uncredited)
George Crise ... Murphy, Radio Operator (uncredited)
Francis De Sales ... Captain Quinn (uncredited)
Ann Duggan ... Grass Hut Girl (uncredited)
Sandra Edwards ... Grass Hut Girl (uncredited)
Rian Garrick ... Chase (uncredited)
Bernie Hamilton ... Weary (uncredited)

Chuck Hicks ... Sailor (uncredited)
Yoneo Iguchi ... Japanese (uncredited)
Glenn Jacobson ... Sloan (uncredited)
Joe Jenckes ... Sailor (uncredited)
Clifford Kawada ... Japanese (uncredited)
Harry Landers ... Adams (uncredited)
William Lovett ... Sailor (uncredited)
Rod Lynn ... Crew Member (uncredited)
Peter Mallen ... Shelton (uncredited)
Leonard A. Mazzola ... Johnny (uncredited)
Peggy Moffitt ... Jukebox Girl (uncredited)

Warren Oates ... Seaman Kovacs (uncredited)
Bob Okazaki ... Japanese (uncredited)
Michael Pierce ... Sailor (uncredited)
Paul Togawa ... Japanese (uncredited)
Frank Watkins ... Gruber (uncredited)
Robert Whiteside ... Collins (uncredited)
James Yagi ... Japanese (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
 
Writing credits
Richard H. Landau (screenplay) (as Richard Landau)

Robb White (novel)

Produced by
Aubrey Schenck .... producer
Howard W. Koch .... producer (uncredited)
Edwin F. Zabel .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Carl E. Guthrie (director of photography) (as Carl Guthrie)
 
Film Editing by
John F. Schreyer  (as John E. Schreyer)
 
Art Direction by
Jack T. Collis 
 
Set Decoration by
William Wallace 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Louis Phillipi .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
C.M. Florance .... assistant director
Joe Nayfack .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Francis E. Stahl .... sound (as Francis J. Stahl)
 
Special Effects by
Ralph Ayres .... special effects (uncredited)
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vic Johnson .... gaffer (uncredited)
Bill Klein .... camera operator (uncredited)
Dudie Maschmeyer .... grip (uncredited)
Jay Dee Skidmore .... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bob Richards .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ray Heindorf .... music supervisor
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Adolph Deutsch .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Harry Zubrinsky .... transportation gaffer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Charles A. Lockwood .... technical adviser (as Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood U S N {Ret.})
Ken Cox .... location manager (uncredited)
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Up Periscope!" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
112 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #19139) | West Germany:16 (f) (original rating) | West Germany:12 (re-rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Warren Oates character, Seaman Kovacs, is constantly eating. You can tell how many takes each scene required by the size of the bites he takes. In some he wolfs the food, in others he just picks at it.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Down Periscope (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Sailor's HornpipeSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
An engrossing and suspenseful war drama, 18 September 2009
Author: NewEnglandPat from Virginia

This film is a good thriller of a top secret naval operation in the South Pacific during World War II. James Garner's assignment calls for him to swim to a Japanese-controlled island and decipher a code that the Navy needs to anticipate enemy intentions. The film has a claustrophobic feel to it as most of the scenes are filmed below topside as the submarine makes its way to the destination island. There are Japanese destroyers about, dropping depth charges and making matters uncomfortable for the crew. Edmond O'Brien is the sub's by-the-book commander, still shaken by the loss of a crew member during a recent assignment, and he and Garner share a mutual dislike that sets in motion Garner's mission-impossible task. Garner's whirlwind courtship with Andra Martin is the only false note of the movie which adds nothing to the plot. The cast and tech credits are good.

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