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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.

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

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Adventure | History | War

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31 December 1943 (USA)  »

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Bestemming Tokio  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 'Hollywood Reporter' of 3 December 1943 announced that this movie's World Premiere in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a Charity Benefit to aid crippled children. See more »

Goofs

The B-25 takeoff sequence taking place on the Hornet goes back and forth between studio shots and actual footage. The problem with the studio shots is the fact that the planes pictured were Lockheed Hudsons, not B-25 Mitchells. The Hudsons used were originally built by Lockheed for export to Britain and bear no resemblance whatsoever to a Mitchell. The Hudson was a taildragger and the Mitchell used a tricycle landing gear. Warner's was very close to the Lockheed plant in Burbank and leftover Hudsons popped up in all sorts of Warner's films throughout the war. See more »

Quotes

Wolf: [He and Tin Can have been forced to physically subdue Dakota, who's losing his grip during a particularly fierce depth-charging of the 'Copperfin'] Sorry I had to sock ya'.
Tin Can: It was either your chin, or the boat, Dakota. There was nothing else we could do. We gotta' take it. We can't win if we can't take it. Don't you know that?
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Connections

Edited into Up Periscope (1959) See more »

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Home on the Range
(1904) (uncredited)
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Played on the phonograph
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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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