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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)

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Best WritingSteve FisherNominated
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Destination Tokyo (1943) and There’s No Place Like Home

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 6, 2020 From 4 Star Films

“This is sort of a blind date. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.” – Cary Grant as Captain Cassidy No pretense can be made to suggest?Destination Tokyo functions as an original entry of a “men on a mission movie” from a couple decades later. For one thi... Read full article


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 Film

By 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 Tokyo

By 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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Quotes from

Capt. Cassidy: [Attempting to sneak into heavily-guarded Tokyo harbor by concealing the sub under a warship overhead] Can we hug the cruiser any closer?
Sound Man: We're just about kissing her now, sir.
Capt. Cassidy: [Ponders the situation for a second] If we kiss her bottom, we get an "ash can" right down our neck.


Reserve Officer Raymond: [during a depth charge attack] Captain, I'm no good.
Capt. Cassidy: Why's that?
Reserve Officer Raymond: I'm scared stiff.
Capt. Cassidy: How do you think the rest of us feel?
Reserve Officer Raymond: No, you're not scared. I've looked at your faces.
Capt. Cassidy: I've looked at yours, too. It's the same as the others.
Reserve Officer Raymond: You're scared?
Capt. Cassidy: I'll say I am. And so is everybody else.


Sailor: Pills, do you think prayers do any good?
Pills: Yes, they do. I *know* they do.


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Facts about

According to 'Hollywood Reporter' of 26 July 1943, some filming for this movie was shot on location at Portuguese Bend which is near Redondo Beach, California.
The role of Capt. Cassidy, played by Cary Grant, was originally offered to Gary Cooper, who turned it down.
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.
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