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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:
Standard submarine warfare thriller 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
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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)

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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 Jeep that carries Lt(jg) Braden (James Garner) up to the submarine is an M-38 that did not enter service until 1950.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:
Referenced in Down Periscope (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Please Be KindSee more »

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Standard submarine warfare thriller, 18 December 2001
Author: helpless_dancer from Broken Bow, Oklahoma

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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