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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:
2.5 out of 5 action rating 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)
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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)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Up Periscope!" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
112 min
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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:
In a separately filmed trailer, James Garner talks to the audience about the film, and urges them to come see him on "the big screen".See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The opening title identifies the time period as 1942. When James Gardner flies from San Diego to Honolulu it is on a DC-4, or in Navy terms, an R5D. These planes didn't enter Navy service until Feb. 1943. Also it is shown in post war colors with a red white and blue national markings which was also post war.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Edited from Destination Tokyo (1943)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hail! Hail! The Gang's All HereSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
2.5 out of 5 action rating, 20 November 2012
Author: Jeff (actionrating.com) from United States

See it – Not a run-of-the-mill submarine movie. James Garner stars as an underwater demolitionist expert in World War II who just happens to be fluent in Japanese. But for some reason he is hand-picked by the government to go on a secret mission that requires neither. His mission involves hitching a ride on a submarine, commanded by an uptight captain who does everything strictly by the book. The submarine takes Garner's character undetected to a Japanese island, where his mission is to scuba dive from the sub to the island, sneak into the enemy outpost, and photograph documents for military intelligence. Most of the movie takes place on the sub. The sub encounters an enemy battleship and enemy planes. The best part of the film is the last 30 minutes, when Garner's character finally gets off the sub and gets to sneak around in the jungle. Despite its unique plot, the rest of the movie is very average, including the action. 2.5 action rating.

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