Up Periscope

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Gordon Douglas
Production: Warner Home Video
112 min

And in accordance with my orders

to remain undetected,

stayed on bottom additional six hours

after sonar reported convoy had passed

in order to ensure

not being sighted or detected

by possible trailing destroyer.

Ford, James A, Seaman First Class,

badly injured by accident

in forward torpedo room.

Paul Stevenson. Commander, US Navy.

That water's cold.

Cold. Cold water, warm heart.

Who said warm? It's a fire.

That's a pure chemical reaction, lady.

One part you, one part me.

You put the two together...

I see what you mean.

Is that what they train you for

at Underwater Demolition School?

That's classified information.

Let's you and I get back

to tactical maneuvers on dry land.

What's the matter,

don't you want to learn about strategy?

No, Ken, it isn't that. It's just that...

Well, something just happens

and suddenly I feel

all the fight going out of me.

That's good.

Ken, we've only known each other a week.

And two days.

All right. A week and two days.

And yet I feel I really don't know

anything about you at all.

I'm classified information, too.

Kenneth M. Braden, Lieutenant JG,

United States Navy.

246772. Name, rank and serial number.

And where have you been

all my young, lonely life?

I'm beginning to wonder.

It isn't like there wasn't a war.

Other people make up your mind for you.

You're being trained.

But for what? Where do you go and when?

Questions, questions, questions.

- You know what I think?

- What?

You talk too much.

You don't mind that song following us,

do you?

- Have enough to eat?

- It was delicious.

- Like the wine?

- Delicious.

- Sally.

- Yes, Ken.

You had enough to eat?


And so was the wine and I love that song.


You know the beach maneuvers

I was using this afternoon?

Well, I wasn't trying to establish

just any old beachhead.

What are you trying to say, Ken?

Well, I guess I don't say it very well.

Well, you spend a lot of sleepless nights

rehearsing the words

and picking just the right time

and the right place,

then when you get there it's...

Well, all I'm trying to say is

I love you. I want to marry you.

I say something wrong?


You didn't say anything wrong.

I just don't know what to think.

You're not supposed to think

at a time like this.

You're just supposed to say yes.

- Dance with me, Ken, before I start to cry.

- Sure.

I just didn't know

you were gonna be so upset.

Well, it isn't every day

a girl gets proposed to.

It isn't every day I ask a girl to marry me.

And maybe I'm kidding myself.

Maybe I'm the only one

who feels this way.

- Don't say that.

- What else can I say?

You see? I don't have to say anything.

You say it all yourself

without ever having to speak a word.

It isn't what you think.

You don't tell me what you think.

If I told you that I loved you, too?

That isn't saying you'll marry me.

- What's going on?

- Are you Lieutenant Braden?

- That's right.

- I'm getting your gear out.

Got orders to get you packed

and out to the airport.

You sure you got the right Braden?

One "N" in Braden?

- Two "N's" in Kenneth?

- That's right.

Narrows the field considerably, doesn't it?

- Hey, I got time for a phone call?

- I'm sorry, sir.

No calls. Skipper's orders.

No smoking.

Pearl Harbor in five minutes.

Fasten safety belts.



Lieutenant JG Kenneth Braden, reporting.

Just a moment, Lieutenant.

- Yes.

- Lieutenant Braden is here, Captain.

- Send him in, please.

- Yes, sir.

- All right, you can go in.

- Thanks.

Lieutenant. Sit down.

Thank you, sir.

- How was your flight from California?

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