Destination Tokyo

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Early in World War II, an American submarine commander (Cary Grant) receives orders that his ship is to sneak into the Tokyo harbor to gain meteorological information pertaining to an upcoming air raid of mainland Japan. The film, whose original story was nominated for an Oscar, proved to be a big box-office success.

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Cary Grant
as Capt. Cassidy
Alan Hale
as Cookie
John Ridgely
as Reserve Off. Raymond
Dane Clark
as Tin Can
Warner Anderson
as Executive
Faye Emerson
as Mrs. Cassidy
Warren Douglas
as English Officer
John Alvin
as Sound Man
Bill Kennedy
as Torpedo Officer
John Whitney
as Commanding Officer
William Challee
as Quartermaster
George Lloyd
as Chief of Boat
Maurice Murphy
as Toscanini
Mark Stevens
as Admiral's Aide
Cliff Clark
as Hornet's Admiral
Deborah Daves
as Debby Cassidy
Michael Daves
as Michael Cassidy
Jack Mower
as Admiral's Aide
Mary Landa
as Tin Can's girl
Carlyle Blackwell
as Man on phone
Joy Barlowe
as Wolf's girl
Bill Hunter
as Market St. Commando
John Hudson
as Radio Man
Jimmy Evans
as Crew Member
George Robotham
as Crew Member
Dan Borzage
as Crew Member
Bernie Sell
as Crew Member
Paul Parry
as Crew Member
Sailor Vincent
as Crew Member
Charles Sherlock
as Crew Member
Warren Cross
as Crew Member
Walter Walker
as Crew Member
William Hudson
as Crew Member
Charles Sullivan
as Crew Member
Cy Malis
as Crew Member
Bob Creasman
as Crew Member
Duke York
as Crew Member
Ted Jacques
as Crew Member
Harry Bartell
as Crew Member
Jay Ward
as Crew Member
John Forrest
as Crew Member
Alan Wilson
as Crew Member
Frank Tang
as Japanese Pilot
Ángel de la Cruz
as Japanese Bombardier
Charles P. Thompson
as Rear Admiral
Russ Whiteman
as 1st Class Yeoman
Charles Anthony Hughes
as Navy Air Officer
Robert Lowell
as Radio Operator
Eddie Lee
as Japanese at Listening Post
Wing Foo
as Japanese at Listening Post
William Hunter
as Market St. Commando
Ya Sing Sung
as Japanese on Beach
Benson Fong
as Japanese
Bruce Wong
as Japanese Antenna Man
Roland Got
as Japanese Officer
Kirby Grant
as Captain at Briefing
Herbert Gunn
as Lieutenant
Lou Marcelle
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Destination Tokyo

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Audience Reviews for Destination Tokyo

  • Feb 13, 2012
    Even with Mr. Grant - campy and dull.
    Jennifer D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    I'm not crazy about this movie, but I am crazy about Grant. He gives a good performance, and the movie has some intense scenes, but overall it was kind of boring.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Feb 17, 2010
    A tension-filled trip on a U.S. submarine heading to bomb Japan in WWII. Cary Grant does a great job as the boat captain, leading John Garfield, Dane Clark and Alan Hale into the Sea of Japan, through nests of undersea mines and enemy ships. I found myself holding my breath during some of the more tense action. Is that's not enough to recommend it, I don't know what else it would take.
    Cindy I Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2009
    This film starts up a little ho-hum, and the characters follow a goofball formula.Once they get their orders and have to go to Tokyo Bay for recon work the film really picks up.Cary Grant is great as usual as the sub captain and the rest of the crew find their barrings and become good characters after awhile. Some of the underwater footage looks good,but it's models in a small pool and at times looks too fake. I liked the story,but a few too many flashbacks.This movie was made during the war so it is patriotic and racist towards the Japanese,but all films made during this period were. Defiantly worth a watch,especially if your a Cary Grant fan.
    cody f Super Reviewer

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