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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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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

When briefing the volunteers for the mission to infiltrate Japan, the captain tells them specific details of the Doolittle Raid. This is something that wouldn't happen due to standard operational security. The landing party would be told what information they were to gather and how to return it and themselves to their sub, but they would be given as little information as possible in the event they were captured. See more »

Quotes

'Cookie' Wainwright: [During a particularly fierce depth-charging of the 'Copperfin'] Would any of you fellas be interested in a 1938 motor scooter?
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O Little Town of Bethlehem
(1868) (uncredited)
Music by Lewis H. Redner
Lyrics by Phillips Brooks (1867)
Sung and Played by the submarine crew at Christmas
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Loved this movie, in spite of its goofs
23 March 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Great propaganda film for WWII. However, can anyone really believe that Cary Grant is from Oklahoma City? Since the Doolittle raid was in April of 1942, the movie has to begin on Christmas day 1941 - a little less that three weeks after the US got into the war. But the Captain says that this is their 5th tour. Cookie says that the previous Christmas (1940) they spent getting depth charged. Unless they decided to get into the war before it was declared. By the way, the actor who played Cookie is not the Alan Hale who went on to become the Skipper in Gilligan's Island. Alan Hale died in 1950. The Skipper was his son, Alan Hale, jr.


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