Battle of the Coral Sea (film)

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Battle of the Coral Sea
Original film poster
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Written by Stephen Kandel
Daniel B. Ullman
Starring Cliff Robertson
Gia Scala
Music by Ernest Gold
Cinematography Wilfred Cline
Edited by Chester W. Schaeffer
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
November 1959
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Battle of the Coral Sea is a 1959 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Cliff Robertson and Gia Scala.[1]


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.


Filming Locations[edit]

Location filming was done on Santa Catalina Island, and the Channel Islands off the coast of California


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