Destination Tokyo (1943)





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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.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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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
Tom Tully
as Mike
Faye Emerson
as Mrs. Cassidy
Peter Whitney
as Dakota
Warren Douglas
as English Officer
John Forsythe
as Sparks
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
Pierre Watkin
as Admiral
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
Lane Chandler
as C.P.O.
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
John Sylvester White
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
Paul Langton
as Barber
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
Ya Sing Sung
as Japanese on Beach
Benson Fong
as Japanese
James B. Leong
as Japanese
Danny Borzage
as Crewman
Bruce Wong
as Japanese Antenna Man
Roland Got
as Japanese Officer
Dorothy Schoemer
as Saleslady
Kirby Grant
as Captain at Briefing
Herbert Gunn
as Lieutenant
Warren Ashe
as Major
Lou Marcelle
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Destination Tokyo

All Critics (4)

Fine WWII propaganda rouser starring Grant and Garfield.

February 6, 2007
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

An intelligent WWII propaganda film.

Full Review… | February 22, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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July 17, 2005

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December 20, 2004
Greenwich Village Gazette

Audience Reviews for Destination Tokyo

As thick with outright propaganda as KFC chicken has grease, yet and still entertaining take on a submarine mission into enemy waters. It was made during wartime, yah, and nobody really knew yet which way the ball was bouncing, and so many "rah! rah!" scenes can be forgiven, as well as the many character caricatures. I had the thought while watching that the intended audience for this was not the men fighting the war - cause they already were doing that - but rather explicitly for the women anxiously waiting for the outcome. That thought added much to the entire film.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Even with Mr. Grant - campy and dull.

Jennifer D
Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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