|Release Date||:||03/04/1959 (US)|
|Genre||:||Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War|
|Time||:||01 Hours 52 Minutes|
Movie: Up Periscope (1959) 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 John Chard on March 2, 2015
Up Periscope and Down Tools. Tricky. It's a decent film, lovely to look at with its scope photography and technicolor palettes, James Garner and Edmond O'Brien are holding court in the acting stakes, and of course this being a submarine war film it has the requisite claustrophobic feel. Yet it never really gels as a whole, submerging too far into the mundane to play out a whole bunch of sequences that test the patience of the viewer. There's also the not too small problem of being able to suspend disbelief with the final mission. Now this is Hollywood and a Warner Brothers film, in 1959,... read the rest.