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Destination Tokyo (1943)

Approved | | Adventure, History, War | 31 December 1943 (USA)
In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore.

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Steve Fisher (original story), Delmer Daves (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cary Grant ... Capt. Cassidy
John Garfield ... Wolf
Alan Hale ... 'Cookie' Wainwright
John Ridgely ... Reserve Officer Raymond
Dane Clark ... Tin Can
Warner Anderson ... Andy
William Prince ... Pills
Robert Hutton ... Tommy Adams
Tom Tully ... Mike Conners
Faye Emerson ... Mrs. Cassidy
Peter Whitney ... Dakota
Warren Douglas ... Larry
John Forsythe ... Sparks
John Alvin ... Sound Man
Bill Kennedy ... Torpedo Gunnery Officer
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Storyline

Made during World War II, this chronicles a voyage of a U.S. submarine on a secret mission to the very shores of Japan. Much of the film is spent developing the cast of characters that populate the sub. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

Explosive ! . . . And As Big As The Broad Pacific !

Genres:

Adventure | History | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

31 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bestemming Tokio See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Whit Bissell. See more »

Goofs

The planes in the Dolittle raid are shown with machine guns. In order to save weight to allow for extra fuel the raiders actually removed the machine guns. So that they would not be thought to be unarmed in the event of a possible attack, the guns were replaced with broomsticks painted black. See more »

Quotes

Sparks: How come they picked you?
Wolf: I don't know. Strong arm, strong back, weak mind!
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: John Garfield (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

America, the Beautiful
(1882) (uncredited)
Traditional
Music by Samuel A. Ward
In the score near the end
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A film that still floats well!
21 August 2002 | by big_bellied_geezerSee all my reviews

Here is a great small war movie propelled with the talents of star Cary Grant and a fine supporting cast to boot. Not a major classic by any means but a delight that stands up to repeat viewing. This film was made in the general spirit of great 40's films with it's action/comedy pacing, there's hardly a dull moment. The film feels true to the spirit of the times it was made as well, no false notes struck here. As a footnote, I've noticed a few earlier reviewers noted the presence of "The Skipper from Gilligans Island Alan Hale"...sorry, that's not so. That man is Alan Hale Sr, a very talented actor in his own right who's the FATHER of Alan Hale Jr of Gilligan's Island fame(It's a bit confusing because they both were known as "Alan Hale" and they both looked very similar.) Pick it up for cheap and add it to your collection, you'll be glad you did!


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