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Destination Tokyo (1943)

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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Delmer Daves

Writers:

Steve Fisher (original story), Delmer Daves (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
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Storyline

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 !

Genres:

Adventure | History | War

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

31 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bestemming Tokio See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Tuesday 27 November 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Bloomington IN Saturday 5 January 1957 on WTTV (Channel 4), in Chicago Saturday 2 February 1957 on WGN (Channel 9), in Salt Lake City Wednesday 6 February 1957 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Portland OR Sunday 17 February 1957 on KLOR (Channel 12), in Los Angeles Sunday 3 March 1957 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Phoenix Monday 4 March 1957 on KOOL (Channel 10), and in New York City Saturday 6 April 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

During the landing in Tokyo bay landing party are carrying 30-30 lever action Winchesters.They should be carrying M1 Garand or Thompson Sub Machine guns. See more »

Quotes

Mike Conners: [Tommy Adams is starting look-out duty] Keep your eyes peeled Kid... we're *nobody's* friend! Even our *own* ships'll shoot *first* and ask questions *later*!
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Referenced in Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Sung and Played over the ship's speakers while the men are lying awake
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Loved this movie, in spite of its goofs
23 March 2000 | by Captain AhabSee 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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