Destination Tokyo [DVD] [1943]

Delmer Daves directs Cary Grant in the World War II drama Destination Tokyo. Warner Bros. releases the film to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are also accessible. Supplemental materials include a short film titled Gem of the Ocean, a selection of trailers for films starring Cary Grant, and the trailer for Destination Tokyo; these features round out this fine release that became available the same day as Grant's comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.
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Special Features

  • Wartime short: "Gem of the Ocean"
  • Cary Grant trailer gallery
  • Subtitles: English, Français, and Español
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Cary Grant
    Cary Grant - Capt. Cassidy
  • John Garfield
    John Garfield - Wolf
  • Alan Hale
    Alan Hale - Cookie
  • Dane Clark
    Dane Clark - Tin Can
  • John Ridgely
    John Ridgely - Reserve Officer Raymond

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