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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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31 December 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bestemming Tokio  »

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Posters incorrectly advertised the film as "Destination Tokio" despite Tokyo's proper spelling appearing in the film's on-screen title. Upon the film's release on DVD, a variation of the poster using the corrected spelling was used for the cover. See more »

Goofs

When the quartermaster is typing the notice for the crew stating their patrol area is Tokyo, the banner reads war patrol six.

There is no way the Copperfin could have made five war patrols in the first four months of the war (7 Dec 1941 to 1 Apr 1942). This is further supported when Wolf who has been on Copperfin on previous patrols is on shore leave after returning from a three month patrol. This would indicate Copperfin did her first four patrols in Dec 1941. 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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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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