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      • Destination Tokyo is a 1943 wartime propaganda film directed by Delmer Daves—it was his directorial debut. It involves the fictional mission of of a fictional submarine, the USS Copperfin, in the Pacific theater of World War II. The Copperfin, led by Captain Cassidy , leaves San Francisco on Christmas Eve 1941 on a secret mission. After 24 hours at sea Cassidy unseals his orders and gets a surprise: his ship is to go all the way to Tokyo Bay.
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  2. Destination Tokyo - Wikipedia

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    Destination Tokyo Production. Production on Destination Tokyo began on June 21, 1943 and continued through September 4 of that year. Reception. Destination Tokyo premiered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 15, 1943 as a benefit for crippled... Awards and honors. Screenwriter Steve Fisher ...

  3. Destination Tokyo (1943) - IMDb

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    Destination Tokyo: Directed by Delmer Daves. With Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale, John Ridgely. 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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  4. Destination Tokyo — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2

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    On Christ­mas Eve, the sub­ma­rine USS Cop­perfin, under the com­mand of Cap­tain Cas­sidy, de­parts San Fran­cisco on a se­cret mis­sion. At sea, Cas­sidy opens his sealed or­ders, which di­rect him to pro­ceed first to the Aleut­ian Is­lands to pick up me­te­o­rol­o­gist Lt. Ray­mond, then to Tokyo Bay to ob­tain vital weather in­tel­li­gence for the up­com­ing Doolit­tle Raid. On the way, two Japan­ese air­craft at­tack; both are shot down, but one pilot man­ages to para­chute into the water. When Mike goes to pick him up, he is stabbed to death. New re­cruit Tommy Adams shoots the Japan­ese pilot, but be­cause he was slow to react, Tommy blames him­self for Mike's death and vol­un­teers to defuse an un­ex­ploded bomb stuck under the deck. When Mike is buried at sea, Greek-Amer­i­can "Tin Can" does not at­tend the ser­vice, which angers the other men until he ex­plains that every Al­lied death causes him great pain. Mean­while, Ray­mond, who lived in Japan, dis­cusses how the Jap...

    Pro­duc­tion on Des­ti­na­tion Tokyo began on June 21, 1943 and con­tin­ued through Sep­tem­ber 4 of that year. Mem­bers of the cast spent time at the U.S. Navy's Mare Is­land Naval Ship­yard in Vallejo, Cal­i­for­nia, to fa­mil­iar­ize them­selves with sub­ma­rine pro­ce­dures and op­er­a­tions. Tech­ni­cal ad­vi­sors to the film in­cluded the cap­tain of the USS Wahoo, Dud­ley Walker Mor­ton, and crewmem­ber Andy Lennox. The Wahoo was re­ported as miss­ing in ac­tion after pro­duc­tion on Des­ti­na­tion Tokyo com­pleted, sunk by Japan­ese air­craft in Oc­to­ber 1943 while re­turn­ing home from a pa­trol in the Sea of Japan. Com­man­der Mor­ton and all aboard were lost. Thanks to the ef­forts of the Wahoo Pro­ject Group, the wreck­age was iden­ti­fied in 2006. Pre­vi­ous ver­sions of this ar­ti­cle have con­fused the fic­tional Cop­perfin and its fic­tional mis­sion with the Wahoo. The Wahoo did not go on its first pa­trol until Au­gust 1942, and could not have been in­volved in as...

    Des­ti­na­tion Tokyo pre­miered in Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­va­nia on De­cem­ber 15, 1943 as a ben­e­fit for crip­pled chil­dren, and was re­leased gen­er­ally in the U.S. on De­cem­ber 31, 1943. Ac­cord­ing to Warner Bros records Des­ti­na­tion Tokyoearned $3,237,000 lo­cally and $1,307,000 domestically. Pro­duced and re­leased dur­ing the dark days of WWII, the film uti­lizes a great deal of pro­pa­ganda to build up the spir­its and morale of Amer­i­cans back home. In a con­tem­po­rary film re­view of Des­ti­na­tion Tokyo in The New York Times, re­viewer Bosley Crowtherhad some reser­va­tions about the pro­duc­tion val­ues em­ployed, "It has a lot of ex­cit­ing in­ci­dent in it; some slick, manly per­for­mances are turned in by Cary Grant (as the com­man­der), John Garfield, Alan Hale and Dane Clark. But an es­sen­tial rule of vi­sual drama, which is to put within a frame only so much ex­plicit ac­tion as can be re­al­is­ti­cally ac­cepted in a space of time, is here com­pletely vi­o...

    Screen­writer Steve Fisher re­ceived an Acad­emy Award nom­i­na­tion for his orig­i­nal story for Des­ti­na­tion Tokyo. Des­ti­na­tion Tokyo is rec­og­nized by Amer­i­can Film In­sti­tutein these lists: 1. 2001: AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills– Nominated 2. 2006: AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers– Nominated

    In­spired by Grant's role, a 17 year-old Tony Cur­tis forged his mother's sig­na­ture to en­list in the United States Navy in 1943. Re­quest­ing sub­ma­rine duty, he in­stead served aboard a sub­ma­rine ten­der, USS Pro­teus. Later, as a top Hol­ly­wood tal­ent, he co-starred with Grant as sub­mariners in the 1959 World War II com­edy Op­er­a­tion Pet­ti­coat, with Grant com­mand­ing the fic­tional USS Sea Tiger. When the crew of a World War II-sub­ma­rine in the 1951 movie Op­er­a­tion Pa­cific is given the treat of watch­ing a movie, Des­ti­na­tion Tokyo is screened. Footage from this film was reused in the 1959 film Sub­ma­rine Sea­hawk. Ac­cord­ing to his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, Des­ti­na­tion Tokyo in­flu­enced Ronald Rea­gan in his de­ci­sion to ac­cept the lead role of a World War II-sub­ma­rine cap­tain in the 1957 movie Hell­cats of the Navy.[N 1]

    In­for­ma­tional notes Ci­ta­tions Bib­li­og­ra­phy 1. Eliot, Marc.Cary Grant: A Biography. New York: Aurum Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-30755-497-0. 2. Evans, Alun. Brassey's Guide to War Films. Dulles, Virginia: Potomac Books, 2000. ISBN 978-1-57488-263-6. 3. Halliwell, Leslie. Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide. New York: Harper & Roe, 1989. ISBN 978-0-06016-322-8. 4. Maltin, Leonard. Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide 2013. New York: New American Library, 2012 (originally published as TV Movies, then Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide), First edition 1969, published annually since 1988. ISBN 978-0-451-23774-3. 5. Skinner, Kiron K. and Annelise and Martin Anderson. Reagan: A Life In Letters. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004. ISBN 978-0-74321-967-9.

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  5. Destination Tokyo (Film) - TV Tropes

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    Destination Tokyo is a 1943 wartime propaganda film directed by Delmer Daves—it was his directorial debut. It involves the fictional mission of of a fictional submarine, the USS Copperfin, in the Pacific theater of World War II. The Copperfin, led by Captain Cassidy , leaves San Francisco on Christmas Eve 1941 on a secret mission. After 24 hours at sea Cassidy unseals his orders and gets a surprise: his ship is to go all the way to Tokyo Bay.

  6. Destination Tokyo » historyonfilm.com

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    Following the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Americans were eager for revenge, but the Japanese had overrun all of the American bases within bombing range of Japan. However, a naval officer conceived of the idea of launching B-25 bombers from an aircraft carrier, which would enable the bombers to fly to Japan and then land at airfields in the region of China that was still controlled by the Chinese government. Sixteen bombers were too few to cause serious damage, the real purpose of the mission was to show that Japan was not invincible. Called the Doolittle Raid after its commander, Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, the bombers had to launch earlier than expected when a Japanese patrol boat discovered the carrier group on April 19, 1942. Forced to takeoff further from Japan than originally planned, the bombers successfully completed their mission but did not have enough fuel to reach the airfields. Instead, the aircrew either parachuted from the planes...

    The submarine USS Copperfin, commanded by Captain Cassidy (Cary Grant), sails from San Francisco with secret orders to be opened at sea. The submarine’s mission is to pick up Lieutenant Raymond (John Ridgely), a meteorologist, near the Aleutians and then sail to Tokyo Bay. While meeting Raymond, the crew shoot down two Japanese planes, but lose a crewman. Although the entrance into Tokyo Bay is protected by nets, the sub waits until the nets open for a returning warship, and then follows it inside. Once they are in the bay, Cassidy explains that their mission is to provide information on the weather and the shipping in the bay for the Doolittle Raid. Raymond and two members of the crew are landed near Tokyo to take weather readings, and return to the sub the following night. When the planes bomb Tokyo, the sub is able to escape in the confusion.

    If the plot of the movie sounds far-fetched, that is because it is. Two U.S. submarines, the Thresher and the Trout, were ordered from their base at Midway to cruise in the area that would be covered by the carrier group transporting the bombers. Surviving two encounters with Japanese warships, the two submarines were able to report to headquarters at Pearl Harbor that there were no enemy ships blocking the path of the carrier group. Presumably, someone at Warner Brothers studio heard rumors of the two submarines’ involvement in the Doolittle Raid and concocted a more exciting story. To be fair, it is quite imaginative. While the mission is entirely fictional, the attention to detail is impressive, since the script is based on a story by a former submariner, Steve Fisher. At one point, the sub descends rapidly to avoid a potential air attack, and the movie portrays the crew’s feeling of helplessness that occurs when the sub is too deep to use the periscope. Sonar was not the most pr...

    Director Delmer Daves’ debut, the story moves quickly and creates a tense atmosphere. There are several stand-out scenes, including the one where the sub follows a cruiser into Tokyo Bay, and the director alternates between the increasingly tense crew, dependent on the sonar to know what is happening, and exterior visuals to show the audience what is happening. In fact, the underwater photography is excellent, and was presumably done with models, since the navy’s ships were busy fighting the war. Every submarine movie needs a depth charge scene, and Destination Tokyo delivers with a climax where the crew suffers three hours of brutal hammering by depth charges, until they finally sink the destroyer. Although unnecessary romantic subplots are thankfully absent, several scenes examine the difficulty of being separated from their families, especially a painful scene where the crew listens to a record from a dead seaman’s wife. The film ends with real footage of the bombers taking off f...

  7. Destination Tokyo (1943) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb

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  8. Destination Tokyo - Letterboxd • Social film discovery.

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    "Destination Tokyo" is a fine example of the propaganda films that Warner Bros. released during World War II. With the assistance of the Navy, director Delmar Davis provides a fairly, if optimistic look, at life on a submarine. The sets were based on actual subs with only sensitive military secrets obscured.

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    Hutton was also nicknamed "Slim" in the movie Hollywood Canteen. Columbia Pictures loaned Cary Grant to Warner Brothers to make this movie. Film debut of Whit Bissell. Posters incorrectly advertised the film as "Destination Tokio" despite Tokyo's proper spelling appearing in the film's on-screen title.

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