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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

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 »

Goofs

Upon entering and exiting Tokyo Bay, the Copperfin is shown several times rising and falling with the sea floor, often coming within a few feet of it. However, without active sonar - which would mean immediate detection by the Japanese - there's no way they'd know the distance to the bottom to maneuver like this. See more »

Quotes

Tin Can: Congratulations, Wolf.
Wolf: On what?
Tin Can: It's been an hour since anything reminded you of a dame.
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Connections

Referenced in The Doughgirls (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

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

A film that still floats well!

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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