Destination Tokyo

Destination Tokyo

Director: Delmer Daves Cast: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale
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Destination Tokyo

Though its purely propagandastic aspects are never far from surface, Destination Tokyo must rank as one of the most intelligent and objective of wartime thrillers. Cary Grant is a tower of strength as Captain Cassidy, skipper of an American submarine bound for Tokyo harbor. Its mission: to allow a Navy meterologist to survey Japanese weather conditions, in preparation for a major Allied assault. Many of the individual incidents in Delmar Daves' script are based on fact, notably an episode in which a pharmacist's mate is called upon to perform an emergency appendectomy. Admittedly, some of the secondary characters are WWII stereotypes, but they're never played that way. Particularly good isDane Clark, in his first important screen role; also registering well as a radio man is John Forsythe, in his first screen role ever. From the sub's embarkation in San Francisco to its climactic retreat from Japan, there's not a single solitary dull moment in the 135 minutes of Destination Tokyo.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/1998
UPC: 0027616200730
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm (Warner)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Grant Capt. Cassidy
John Garfield Wolf
Alan Hale Cookie
Dane Clark Tin Can
John Ridgely Reserve Officer Raymond
Warner Anderson Executive
William Prince Pills
Robert Hutton Tommy Adams, "The Kid"
Peter Whitney Dakota
Tom Tully Mike
Faye Emerson Mrs. Cassidy
Warren Douglas Diving Officer
John Forsythe Sparks
John Alvin Sound Man
Bill Kennedy Torpedo Officer
William Challee Quartermaster
Whit Bissell Yo Yo
John Whitney Commanding Officer
George Lloyd Chief of Boat
Maurice Murphy Toscanini
George Anderson Officer
Warren Ashe Major
Angel Cruz Japanese Bombardier
Jimmy Evans Actor
Benson Fong Actor
John Forrest Actor
Roland Got Japanese Officer
John Hudson Radio Man
Charles Anthony Hughes Navy Air Officer
Ted Jacques Actor
Eddie Lee Actor
James B. Leong Japanese
Robert Lowell Radio Operator
Cy Malis Actor
Paul Parry Actor
Hugh Prosser Pilot
Bernie Sell Actor
Charles Sherlock Actor
John Sylvester Actor
Frank Tang Japanese Pilot
Charles P. Thompson Rear Admiral
Sailor Vincent Actor
Wally Walker Actor
Russ Whiteman 1st Class Yeoman
Alan Wilson Crew Member
Bruce Wong Japanese Antenna Man
Wing Foo Japanese at Listening Post
Dorothy Schoemer Saleslady
Herbert Gunn Lieutenant
Lou Marcelle Narrator
Harry Bartell Crewman
Paul Langton Crewman
Jay Ward Crewman
Pierre Watkin Admiral
Cliff Clark Hornet's Admiral
Michael Daves Michael Cassidy
Jack Mower Admiral's Aide
Mary Landa Tin Can's girl
Carlyle Blackwell Man on phone
Kirby Grant Captain at Briefing
Lane Chandler CPO
Joy Barlowe Wolf's girl
William Hunter Market St. Commando
George Robotham Crewman
Danny Borzage Crewman
William Hudson Crewman
Charles Sullivan Crewman
Duke York Crewman
Mark Stevens Admiral's Aide

Technical Credits
Delmer Daves Director,Screenwriter
Lawrence W. Butler Special Effects
Steve Fisher Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Bert Glennon Cinematographer
Leo K. Kuter Art Director
William Lava Score Composer
Robert B. Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Albert Maltz Screenwriter
Christian Nyby Editor
Walter F. Tilford Set Decoration/Design
Willard Van Enger Special Effects
Richard Van Enger Special Effects
Jerry Wald Producer
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Perc Westmore Makeup

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Destination Tokyo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film was included in the 'Cary Grant Signature Collection' that I ordered (this collection is fantastic). I'm not a big fan of WWII movies, but I very much liked 'Destination Tokyo'. The story is sound, the characters aboard the sub are likeable, decent, heroic, everyday American people, and Cary Grant and John Garfield certainly never looked better on film. If you like maritime/submarine movies or if you're a Cary Grant fan, this one's worth checking out.
mikemikegigi More than 1 year ago
The crew of an attack submarine sets sail from The west coast with orders to meet up with an Naval intelligence officer located in the Aleutians islands.From this point on,they make their way to the Japanese mainland to get vital information before the USS Hornet launches 16 B-25 Mitchell off the carrier deck,putting in the action the famed Dolittle raid.