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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:
pretty good 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
All underwater miniature submarine shots were reused from the film Destination Tokyo (1943).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When "Lt. Braden" locks out of the submarine to swim to the Japanese island, his aqualung's 2-hose regulator is installed upside down on his diving tank. Normally, the 'horns' on this type of regulator, where the intake and exhaust hoses are installed, is installed so that they're facing up. In the water, and later, on the beach, the regulator is installed correctly.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:
The Sailor's HornpipeSee more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
pretty good, 3 September 2002

I was expecting a fairly mediocre and routine "sub flick" and was pleasantly surprised to find an above average and pretty engrossing movie. The story has some grit and conflict, especially in the hostility of the crew for its "by the book" captain, played with convincing war-weariness by the always-reliable Edmond O'Brien, whose efforts are matched by a very young James Garner. Production values are high, and it's worth catching it in letterbox format. Some of the mistakes in commando procedures have been noted, to which I would add the lack of facial camouflage, as Garner's strikingly white face floats conspicuously above the water in his nighttime swim, an easy target for lookouts. None the less, a pretty good war flick.

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