Destination Tokyo (1943) was a Adventure - Historical Film directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Jack L. Warner and Jerry Wald.
Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Writing||Steve Fisher||Nominated|
Destination Tokyo (1943)By Beatrice on Sep 26, 2014 From Flickers in Time
Destination Tokyo Directed by Delmer Daves Written by Delmer Daves and Albert Maltz from an original story by Steve Fisher 1943/USA Warner Bros First viewing/Netflix rental Wolf: I don’t know. Strong arm, strong back, weak mind! This goes way overboard in the propaganda department at times.... Read full article
Destination Tokyo (1943)on Jul 10, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film
? Cary Grant did a few war pictures, as did practically every male star who wasn’t drafted into service, and Destination Tokyo is the one selected for this week’s tribute to Grant.? I’ve mentioned in past reviews of film in this genre that I’m not a fan of war movies; they te... Read full article
Destination Tokyo: A Classic Example of 1940s Propaganda War FilmBy Jill Blake on Feb 23, 2013 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence
Disclaimer: This post discusses Japanese racial stereotypes common in World War II propaganda films including examples of dialogue used.? Prior to the United States involvement in World War II, films produced in mainstream Hollywood glossed over or completely sidestepped discussion of the war in Eur... Read full article
Destination TokyoBy RBuccicone on Mar 7, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies
Destination Tokyo (1944) ????? I have never been particularly drawn to war pictures or those that pair Cary Grant opposite a bunch of men, rather than wooing a woman, but Grant made some great war pictures, and Destination Tokyo is certainly one of those (I need to revisit Operation Petticoat, which... Read full article
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Tin Can: Congratulations, Wolf.
Wolf: On what?
Tin Can: It's been an hour since anything reminded you of a dame.
Capt. Cassidy: There was a democratic movement in Japan after the last war. What happened?
Reserve Officer Raymond: The leaders were assassinated.
Andy - Executive Officer: Well, what about the people?
Capt. Cassidy: They have no voice now. Starvation is the big stick, isn't it, Raymond?
Reserve Officer Raymond: That's right, sir. The big wage is seven dollars a week. They have no unions, no free press... nothing.
Capt. Cassidy: They do what they're told.
Reserve Officer Raymond: I'm afraid most of them believe what they're told - like that "hero" who knifed your torpedo man. They've been sold a swindle, and they accept it.
Andy - Executive Officer: But how can they support such big families on seven bucks a week?
Reserve Officer Raymond: They don't. Daughters of the poor are often sold to factories, or... worse - when they're about 12.
Capt. Cassidy: Females are useful there only to work or to have children. The Japs don't understand the love we have for our women. They don't even have a word for it in their language.
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Pierre Watkin (Admiral) and Lane Chandler (Chief Petty Officer) are in studio records/casting call lists (with their character names) for this movie, but they did not appear or were not identifiable.
The Copperfin submarine seen in this movie was an exact scale model of a real US Navy submarine. However, for reasons of military security, equipment and operating mechanisms were of varying kinds and varieties so the enemy could not identify accurate explicit interior details of US Navy submarines. As this movie was made during the Second World War, this filmic subterfuge was done in order to confuse America's World War II wartime enemies.
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