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Superb submarine thriller,
This review is from: Destination Tokyo [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Cary Grant gives a creditable performance as the Captain of the USS Copperfin, a submarine sent to Tokyo Bay, in order to gather information for the coming Doolittle Raid. Aided by a superb cast,including the inimitable John Garfield as a skirt-chasing torpedoman, Dane Clark, who portrays an embittered sailor with a grudge against the Axis powers, and the always rock solid Alan Hale as "Cookie" the loveable, big bear of a mess cook. This movie does have a bit of a propagandist speech, which most movies of the genre in the 40's did. The fact-based appendectomy lends a sense of added drama to the story. This rates as one of the best submarine films ever done.
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Initial post: Apr 3, 2013 10:42:59 AM PDT
S. O. kinsey says:
Submariners never and I repeat never wore their hats inside the submarine. Did you know this was the only war movie our so called patriotic Gary Grant ever made? No5t so good Mr. Archibald Ciox! martin E. Kinsey.
In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2014 5:33:18 PM PDT
Kinsey, stop being so ignorant.
Posted on May 23, 2014 5:37:33 PM PDT
I love to watch this movie to fall asleep to and I keep wondering where the propaganda is that some point out.
I find the story interesting because it does speak to the personal feelings of people more than we tend to think of for this time period.
What amuses me is people do not catch where they do take some license....It seems highly unlikely they would put men ashore in Japan and tell them specifically why they are putting them ashore. Not smart if they are caught....Gotta have a little Hollywood!
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