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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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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

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Adventure | History | War

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31 December 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bestemming Tokio  »

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Two members of the real-life US Navy submarine the 'Wahoo' were consultants and technical advisers on this film, according to a story in the ' New York Herald Tribune '. They were crew member Andrew Lennox and Lt. Cmdt. Dudley Walker Morton. See more »

Goofs

Footage of the bombing raid includes several shots of bombs falling from the bomb bay. One shot shows six bombs falling from one plane and another shot shows seven bombs. The B-25's that flew in the Doolittle Raid were armed with three 500 pound bombs and one incendiary cluster for a total of four bombs per plane. See more »

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Capt. Cassidy: There was a democratic movement in Japan after the last war. What happened?
Reserve Officer Raymond: The leaders were assassinated.
Andy - Executive Officer: Well, what about the people?
Capt. Cassidy: They have no voice now. Starvation is the big stick, isn't it, Raymond?
Reserve Officer Raymond: That's right, sir. The big wage is seven dollars a week. They have no unions, no free press... nothing.
Capt. Cassidy: They do what they're told.
Reserve Officer Raymond: I'm afraid most of them believe what they're told - like that "hero" who knifed your torpedo man. They've been sold a swindle, and they accept it.
Andy - Executive Officer: But how can ...
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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Traditional English carol (1833)
Sung and Played by the submarine crew at Christmas
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Obviously propaganda, a stirring formula making film
11 March 2000 | by (Watford, England) – See all my reviews

Made during the second world war this film obviously shows its propaganda heritage. It does contain all the 'token' characters of a NAVY film including the hothead, rookie, bragger, comedy cook but I believe thats probably because it was the first film with these elements.

The underwater scenes are a little 'Thunderbirds' but they do convey the tension properly and Grant flows with Captain 'esk speeches including the 'Roller Skates' one which is a little bizarre.

Over all a top notch underwater fiesta.


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