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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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The operation of the submarine as shown in this movie was so accurate that the Navy used it as a training film during World War II. See more »

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Cassidy looks through the periscope from the sub and sees Mt Fuji as though it were right on the shoreline. You can only see the tip of Mt Fuji from sea level in Tokyo Bay and only on a clear day. Mt Fuji is 300 miles away in Kyoto. See more »

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Narrator: To the United States Navy, our thanks for making this picture possible. To the gallant officers and men of the silent service, to our submarines on war patrol in hostile waters, good luck, and... good hunting!
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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Traditional English carol (1833)
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I fought World War Two at the Rodeo Theater
13 July 2002 | by (Norman, OK) – See all my reviews

I saw it at age seven, and the impact on me was no different than on adults. We struck back at the sneaking enemy. We were on the road to revenge for Pearl Harbor. Aside from all that, here is what I think today. Cary Grant was the perfect hero for us. He was calm and determined. He was real. Then there was John Garfield who spoke for all of us when he branded Japan as a police state. Dane Clark was very good, if somewhat emotional And Charlie of the Angels, John Forsythe, made his debut and he too was good. There was some propaganda, but really not that much. The movie demonstrated the perfect resolve of the USA to destroy the "Japs" as we called them in wartime. It is still a good flick.


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