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Director:
Writers:
Steve Fisher (original story)
Delmer Daves (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
31 December 1943 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Explosive ! . . . And As Big As The Broad Pacific !
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
excellent "sub" picture that stands out from the norm See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Capt. Cassidy

John Garfield ... Wolf

Alan Hale ... 'Cookie' Wainwright
John Ridgely ... Reserve Officer Raymond

Dane Clark ... Tin Can
Warner Anderson ... Andy

William Prince ... Pills
Robert Hutton ... Tommy Adams
Tom Tully ... Mike Conners
Faye Emerson ... Mrs. Cassidy
Peter Whitney ... Dakota
Warren Douglas ... Larry

John Forsythe ... Sparks
John Alvin ... Sound Man
Bill Kennedy ... Torpedo Gunnery Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Anderson ... Officer (uncredited)
Warren Ashe ... Major (uncredited)

Joy Barlow ... Wolf's Girl (uncredited)
Harry Bartell ... Crewman (uncredited)

Whit Bissell ... Yo Yo (uncredited)
Carlyle Blackwell Jr. ... Man on Phone (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Crewman (uncredited)
William Challee ... Rocky the Quartermaster (uncredited)
Cliff Clark ... Hornet's Admiral (uncredited)
Bob Creasman ... Sailor (uncredited)
Warren Cross ... Sailor (uncredited)
Angelo Cruz ... Second Japanese Float Pilot (uncredited)
Deborah Daves ... Debby Cassidy (uncredited)
Michael Daves ... Michael Cassidy (uncredited)
Jimmy Evans ... Sailor (uncredited)
Benson Fong ... Japanese (uncredited)
Wing Foo ... Japanese at Listening Post (uncredited)
John Forrest ... Sailor (uncredited)
Roland Got ... Japanese Officer (uncredited)
Kirby Grant ... Hornet's Captain (uncredited)
Herbert Gunn ... Pete - Lieutenant (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... B-25 Crewman (uncredited)
William Hudson ... 'Copperfin' Intercom Man (uncredited)
Charles Anthony Hughes ... Naval Air Officer (uncredited)
Bill Hunter ... Market Street 'Commando' (uncredited)
Ted Jacques ... Sailor (uncredited)
Mary Landa ... Tin Can's Girl in Photo (uncredited)

Paul Langton ... 'Copperfin' Crewman-Barber (uncredited)
Eddie Lee ... Japanese at Listening Post (uncredited)
George Lee ... Japanese on Beach (uncredited)
James B. Leong ... Japanese (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... 'Copperfin' Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
Bob Lowell ... Radio Operator (uncredited)
Cy Malis ... Sailor (uncredited)
Lou Marcelle ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Ralph McColm ... Ensign (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Admiral's Aide (uncredited)
Maurice Murphy ... Toscanini (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Chief of Naval Operations (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Navy Officer in Conference (uncredited)

Eleanor Parker ... Mike's Wife on Record (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Parry ... Sailor (uncredited)
Hugh Prosser ... PBY Seaplane Pilot (uncredited)
George Robotham ... Crewman (uncredited)
Dorothy Schoemer ... Saleslady (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Sailor (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... 'Copperfin' Helmsman (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Army Officer in Conference (uncredited)
Mark Stevens ... Admiral's Aide (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... 'Copperfin' Ballast Operator (uncredited)
Ya Sing Sung ... Japanese on Beach (uncredited)
John Sylvester ... Sailor (uncredited)
Frank Tang ... First Japanese Float Pilot (uncredited)
Charles S. Thompson ... Rear Admiral (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Crewman (uncredited)
Wally Walker ... Crewman (uncredited)
Jay Ward ... Crewman (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman ... Yeoman 1st Class (uncredited)
John Whitney ... Communications Officer (uncredited)
Alan Wilson ... Sailor (uncredited)
Bruce Wong ... Japanese Antenna Man (uncredited)
Duke York ... Duke - 'Copperfin' Crewman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Delmer Daves 
 
Writing credits
Steve Fisher (original story)

Delmer Daves (screen play) and
Albert Maltz (screen play)

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Christian Nyby (film editor) (as Chris Nyby)
Vladimir Barjansky (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
 
Set Decoration by
Walter F. Tilford (set decorations) (as Walter Tilford)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chuck Hansen .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Lueker .... assistant director (uncredited)
Fred Scheld .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Beckman .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Harper Goff .... set designer (uncredited)
John More .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... special effects director (as Lawrence Butler)
Willard Van Enger .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Benny Cohan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Joe Cramer .... best boy (uncredited)
Owen Crompton .... grip (uncredited)
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ed Henderson .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roe Ramsey .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Leon Roberts .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Leonid Raab .... orchestral arrangements (as Leon Raab)
William Lava .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Phillip Compton .... technical advisor (as Lt. Comdr. Phillip Compton)
James Leicester .... montages
Andy Lennox .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Dudley Walker Morton .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Florence O'Neill .... script clerk (uncredited)
Ken Whitmore .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
135 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #9521)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The 'Hollywood Reporter' of 3 December 1943 announced that this movie's World Premiere in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a Charity Benefit to aid crippled children.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In several underwater shots, wires can be seen attached to mock-up of miniature sub.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?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Operation Pacific (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jingle BellsSee more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
excellent "sub" picture that stands out from the norm, 14 February 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

There were a lot of war pictures made during WWII, though this one stands out as being far better than average. Part of this is the excellent acting and direction and part of this must be the result in writing an unusual plot for a submarine movie. Instead of just blowing up Japanese ships, the crew is ordered to sneak into Tokyo Bay. The tension, as a result of this slow covert mission, is incredible. About the only negative I can think of for the film is that there are more shots of toy subs AND the sides of the back lot pool in it than usual. Most sub films, if you look carefully, were filmed in these pools and the sides of the pool can occasionally be seen. However, the number of times you see the shot is fake is higher than normal, so it reduces my rating slightly.

FYI--try watching OPERATION PACIFIC (1951) after you see this film. In this sub movie, the crew trades movies with another sub crew so they can be entertained on their long missions. They trade a cowboy flick and are given DESTINATION TOKYO. Later, one of the crew members remarks that he liked the film, but it was REALLY SHORT ON REALISM!! That's funny, huh?!

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