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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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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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Bestemming Tokio  »

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Film debut of Whit Bissell. See more »

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Japanese soldiers board a truck to seek source of radio transmissions by a U.S. Navy shore party in Tokyo Bay. The truck has a left hand drive whereas Japanese vehicles have the steering wheel on the right hand side. Japanese drive on the left side of the road. See more »

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Sparks: How come they picked you?
Wolf: I don't know. Strong arm, strong back, weak mind!
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Referenced in Atomic Recall (2007) 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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One of the Best of the World War Two Films
10 September 1999 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

For those who hate America and think the Second World War was "useless", this will be a corny movie and propaganda. For the rest of us it is a classic of the very real heroism America's "silent service", the submarines, went through for years on and under the Pacific fighting Japanese militarism. In this case the submarine has to get into Tokyo Bay in April of 1942 to assist Doolittle's raiders (see "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo"). The cast is marvelous, and don't think for a moment a crew didn't feature characters from all parts of America, from Brooklyn to Texas. The warmth and togetherness of the crew was a very true depiction of life inside a WW II submarine. The special effects were certainly standard an acceptable by 1940's standards. Cary Grant is especially effective and touching as the captain. Recommended highly.


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