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

- Very good, sir.

Do you have any idea why you're here?

Well, the duty officer

at Underwater Demolition School

tapped me on the shoulder

and next thing I know

I'm on a plane to Pearl.


It's a volunteer outfit, sir.

I realize they were gonna call on me

sooner or later.

I just wish it had been later.

On account of the girl?

The girl?

Sally Johnson.

- You know her?

- No.

You met her about a week ago.

"A week and two days."

- Give or take an hour or two.

- "It started out routine.

"Dinner, a couple of drinks, dancing.

Took her to the beach, swimming.

"Then the usual beach maneuvers.


You proposed again. You got tapped.

Now you're here.

- You look confused, Lieutenant.

- I am, sir.

Simple. Security screening.

Miss Johnson works for

the Office of Naval Intelligence.

You were her assignment.


No, thank you, sir.

Other members of your class

were screened, too,

but Miss Johnson's report

made you top man.

- She classified me 1A?

- You might say that.

That's fine.

I've fallen in love with a girl

and she's sending in a...

Must've had a lot of fun.

I don't think so. She fell in love, too.

Was that in the report?

Reports are pretty complete, Lieutenant.

Nobody in this war has an easy job.

Supply has all your gear ready.

You pick it up.

Be at Pier 5 tomorrow

and report to Captain Stevenson

aboard the Barracuda.

- Is that all, sir?

- Yes.

- Good luck.

- Thank you very much, sir.

- Glenn.

- Yes, sir.

- Is Captain Stevenson still here?

- No, sir.

He went over to Naval Hospital

with Seaman Ford's wife, sir.

He's dead.

Oh, no.

Oh, no.

No, no, no.

Oh, no.

No, no.


Oh, brother,

that Malone sure swings a mean rudder.

- Come on, Peck, drink it up.

- Sure. I'll drink to Ford.

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