Up Periscope (1959)





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A World War II submarine crew must carry out a mission against the Japanese in the South Pacific. Commander Stevenson (Edmund O'Brien) is the leader who goes unswervingly by the book. He sends Ken (James Garner) on a solo mission to sabotage an enemy stronghold on a strategically located island. Conflict arises between the two when Ken doesn't adhere to Steveson's rigidly set guidelines of maritime conduct.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard H. Landau
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On DVD: Dec 19, 2006
Warner Home Video


as Commander Paul Steve...

as Kenneth M. Braden

as Sally Johnson

as Malone

as Seaman Kovacs
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All Critics (2)

Standard B movie directed with care by the always reliable Gordon Douglas.

Full Review… | May 29, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...strangely uninvolving throughout its 111 minutes.

Full Review… | January 24, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Up Periscope

A great WWII Submarine War film, showing lots of real footage. Lots of old school actors in this one. James Gardner is on a secret mission on a submarine where he's smuggled into an area of a Japanese island to find a transmitter and a secret code. The subs crew just came from a mission where a jr sailor was killed, moral is low. Great picture quality, a top war movie 4 1/2 stars.

Bruce Bruce

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