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Up Periscope (1959)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 19 April 1959 (Japan)
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In 1942, Navy Lieutenant Kenneth Braden from the underwater demolition team is sent to a Japanese island to photograph secret radio codes.

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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. Navy frogman. He must put his personal life behind him after being assigned to be smuggled into a Japanese-held island via submarine to photograph radio codes. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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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 »

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The "Japanese" aircraft that attacks the submarine is a North American T-28 Trojan that did not enter service until the early 1960s. See more »

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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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Opening credits: SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC - 1942 See more »

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Referenced in Down Periscope (1996) See more »

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The Sailor's Hornpipe
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A Good War Thriller with an Unbelievable Plot that Entertains
31 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

In 1942, in California, the diver Lieutenant Kenneth M. Braden (James Garner) from the navy demolition team falls in love with Sally Johnson (Andra Martin) and proposes her. The reluctant woman asks for more time to decide, but Braden is summoned to travel to a base in the Pacific. Sooner he discovers that Sally is actually a military from navy assigned to check his qualifications for a classified mission. He must travel on board of the submarine Barracuda commanded by Commander Paul Stevenson (Edmond O'Brien) to a Japanese island and photograph their secret radio codes in a very dangerous mission.

"Up Periscope" is a good war thriller with an unbelievable plot that entertains. I would never dare to compare this film with the stunning masterpiece "Das Boot", but there are good action scenes. I decided to see this movie with very few expectations but in the end I had a pleasant surprise. My vote is seven.

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