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Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | November 1959 (USA)
In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea but his submarine is damaged and he's forced to surrender.

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Paul Wendkos

Writers:

Daniel B. Ullman (screenplay) (as Daniel Ullman), Stephen Kandel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cliff Robertson ... Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Conway
Gia Scala ... Karen Philips
Teru Shimada ... Comm. Mori
Patricia Cutts Patricia Cutts ... Lt. Peg Whitcomb
Gene Blakely Gene Blakely ... Lt. Len Ross
Rian Garrick Rian Garrick ... Al Schechter
L.Q. Jones ... Yeoman Halliday
Robin Hughes ... Maj. Jammy Harris
Gordon Jones ... Torpedoman Bates
Tom Laughlin ... Ens. Franklin
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Storyline

In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea.When his submarine is damaged Conway is forced to surrender to the Japanese.Taken to a Japanese interrogation camp Commander Conway and his submarine crew plan their escape.Their mission is dangerous but staying in the Japanese POW camp could be worse. Written by nufs68

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The most decisive battle in naval history - and the amazing story of the men who fought it ! See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Batalha do Mar do Coral See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Submachine guns used were MP40 from Germany. See more »

Goofs

When the guard in the tower is shot in the chest by an arrow he falls from the tower onto his back and the arrow falls out horizontal. The next shot it is back in his chest vertically. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: MARCH 14TH, 1942 3 DAYS AFTER THE FALL OF CORREGIDOR See more »

Connections

Referenced in To Tell the Truth: Episode dated 3 March 1960 (1960) See more »

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Truly terrible movie
9 July 2017 | by oliverdearloveSee all my reviews

This is a terrible film and not about the Battle of the Coral Sea - one of the five carriers battles of the Pacific War.

The idea is laughable - motley POWs being abused so that the commanding officer will give up information. In the event I think the Kempetei ( Imperial Secret Police ) would just have beaten it out of him.

The reality was the allied POWs were terribly badly treated.

Read a book or watch a cartoon instead.

The only true fact I could glean was that there WAS a secret treaty between Vichy France and Japan after May 1940 that the Japanese would march in unopposed to the French Far East Empire ( Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to be) and in return French Nationals there would not be interned. Hence Miss Phillips - I didn't pay enough attention to see if it came out in the film


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