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Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's ... See full summary »
David S. Ward
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When braden steps onto the submarine he salutes the rear of the boat, which is where the flag would be displayed, yet over his shoulder the flag can be seen rolled up and leaning against a cable. In the next shot, the flag is at the rear of the boat. See more »
Alan Hale Jr.'s character Pat Malone is listed in the IMDB cast list as being of the rank of Lieutenant (Lt) whereas he was an Ensign, two ranks lower.
There is a scene where Pat Malone shaves his beard after being promoted to Lieutenant. See more »
This film is a hidden gem. When one talks of WWII submarine films, movies such as Das Boot and Run Silent Run Deep come up but Up Periscope rarely gets a mention.
The plot, to sum it up, is about a US navy submarine in the early days of the war with Japan. It has been given a task to deliver a commando (James Garner) to a remote Japanese outpost in the Pacific to do some reconnaissance work. Along the way many perils face both him and the boat.
Its a great film because it doesn't get too dramatic and the subplots are there in just the right amount, not overpowering the main story. The captain of the ship is a good yet slightly flawed man and the characters in general aren't one dimensional. The tension is genuine and the film keeps you at the edge of your seat. Visuals are great too, thanks to the cooperation of the Navy and some very well done miniature scenes.
If you like war films, navy films, WWII films or just a good thriller, watch this.
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