Destination Tokyo (1943)
Front Cover Actor
Cary Grant Capt. Cassidy
John Garfield Wolf
Alan Hale Cookie
John Ridgely Reserve Officer Raymond
Dane Clark Tin Can
Warner Anderson Executive officer
William Prince Pills
Robert Hutton Tommy Adams ("the Kid")
Tom Tully Mike
Faye Emerson Mrs. Cassidy
Peter Whitney Dakota
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; War; History
Director Delmer Daves
Producer Jerry Wald; Jack L. Warner
Writer Delmer Daves; Steve Fisher; Albert Maltz
Studio Warner Bros. Jerry Wald; WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 2 hr 15 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The offbeat casting of Cary Grant as a submarine captain pays off in this tense WWII underwater picture; he ably trades in his sophistication for the sweaty close quarters of an action movie. The mission? Infiltrate the mined harbor of Tokyo itself, a feat bookended by a brief confrontation in the Aleutians and a depth-charge chase through the open sea. Skipper Grant is supported by the usual stock crew of Navy melting-pot types, with John Garfield drawing duty as the resident dame-crazy fantasist. (Somebody forgot to put the saltpeter in his chow, apparently.) The solid action alternates with dialogue that tends toward the schmaltzy or jingoistic (the movie's become somewhat notorious for its unusually nasty propagandistic jabs at the Japanese enemy). Destination Tokyo was the directing debut of Delmer Daves, who would later excel in smart Westerns such as 3:10 to Yuma. --Robert Horton
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1374
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/24/04
Purchase Price $16.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 012569573222
Chapters
Release Date 6/1/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned