Destination Tokyo (1943)

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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.



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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 <>

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


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Release Date:

31 December 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bestemming Tokio  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Pierre Watkin (Admiral) and Lane Chandler (Chief Petty Officer) are in studio records/casting call lists (with their character names) for this movie, but they did not appear or were not identifiable. See more »


In several underwater shots, wires can be seen attached to mock-up of miniature sub. See more »


Sound Man: Don't take any wooden Yen!
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Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
In the score when the Christmas menu is shown
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I fought World War Two at the Rodeo Theater
13 July 2002 | by (Norman, OK) – See all my reviews

I saw it at age seven, and the impact on me was no different than on adults. We struck back at the sneaking enemy. We were on the road to revenge for Pearl Harbor. Aside from all that, here is what I think today. Cary Grant was the perfect hero for us. He was calm and determined. He was real. Then there was John Garfield who spoke for all of us when he branded Japan as a police state. Dane Clark was very good, if somewhat emotional And Charlie of the Angels, John Forsythe, made his debut and he too was good. There was some propaganda, but really not that much. The movie demonstrated the perfect resolve of the USA to destroy the "Japs" as we called them in wartime. It is still a good flick.

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