Music directorErnest Gold Duration CountryUnited States
WriterStephen Kandel, Daniel B. Ullman Release dateNovember 1959 CastCliff Robertson (Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Conway), Gia Scala (Karen Philips), Teru Shimada (Comm. Mori), Patricia Cutts (Lt. Peg Whitcomb), Gene Blakely (Lt. Len Ross), Rian Garrick (Al Schechter) Similar moviesDas Boot, The Bedford Incident, Hostile Waters, Goliath Awaits, Jaws, For Your Eyes Only
Battle of the coral sea lest we forget new documentary
Eurasian girl (Gia Scala) helps U.S. sub commander (Cliff Robertson) and others escape.
Battle of the Coral Sea is a 1959 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Cliff Robertson and Gia Scala.
A US submarine and its crew are captured by the Japanese on the eve of a major WWII battle.
The crew of an American submarine are on a reconnaissance mission photographing Japanese installations through a periscope camera. When attacked by the Japanese (with similarities to the USS Perch) the submarine is scuttled and the crew is captured. Tortured by the Japanese, with the help of British and Australian prisoners the crew makes an escape bid to get their information to the Allies. The film ends with footage of the Battle of the Coral Sea that according to the film was made possible through the information brought back by the submariners.
Cliff Robertson as Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Conway
Gia Scala as Karen Philips
Teru Shimada as Comm. Mori
Patricia Cutts as Lt. Peg Whitcomb
Gene Blakely as Lt. Len Ross
L.Q. Jones ... Yeoman Halliday
Robin Hughes ... Maj. Jammy Harris
Tom Laughlin ... Ens. Franklin
Catalina Island, and the Channel Islands off the coast of California