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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)  »

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Bestemming Tokio  »

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1.37 : 1
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Tom Tully and Warner Anderson who appear in this movie would also appear together in The Caine Mutiny (1954) and the police drama series The Lineup (1954) (a.k.a. San Francisco Beat). See more »

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Just prior to the operation, the chief comes through a door and hands Pills the instruments. The handle of the door is open (straight up and down). As Pills gets up we see the handle open but as the camera angle changes to show Pills we can see that the handle is now locked (handle is at an angle). See more »

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Tommy Adams: You ever want to be a real doctor, Pills?
Pills: Yeah... I was one of those college wise-guys who didn't know where he was going. Funny place to find out, on submarines.
Tommy Adams: What college did you go to?
Pills: California. Only a year. Then I signed up. I had an "A" in chemistry... so they made me a Pharmacists Mate.
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O Little Town of Bethlehem
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Music by Lewis H. Redner
Lyrics by Phillips Brooks (1867)
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Good Flick
5 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the film. It was full of Amaerican propaganda, but it was produced when WWII was still being fought. I saw a in previous review, where a reader said that the movie stared Alan Hale, before he went on to Captain his own boat in Gilligan's Island. It's actually Alan Hale Sr. who's in Destination Tokyo, and Alan Hale Jr., who's in Gilligan's Island. Cary Grant does a good job as Captain, and I enjoyed the drama of Torpedoman Adams getting hit with an appendicitis while the sub is in Tokyo Bay. It also showed that people die during a war. The sub took quite a beating from depth-charges as well as discussing the fear that some men would have had. It was also interesting how they incorporated the Col. James Dolittle raid into the movie. It seemed a little more realistic than in Pearl Harbor. Overall, a pretty good movie.


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