Destination Tokyo

Synopsis: Made during World War II, this chronicles a voyage of a U.S. submarine on a secret mission to the very shores of Japan. Much of the film is spent developing the cast of characters that populate the sub.
Director(s): Delmer Daves
135 min

- Do you know of Tarpon Springs, Florida?

- Sure.

- You do?

- Yeah.

The best fishermen in the world

are the Greeks, my people.

You're Greek?

- Greek-American.

- What's your name?

Leos Deopoulis Gurfelis Junior.

That "junior" is pure American.

But seeing you're off a destroyer

we'll settle for "Tin Can." Okay?

Okay, just so long as nobody around here

calls me "Hey, Greek."

- I'm sensitive.

- Oh, Mike.


Here's that 5-spot I borrowed.

- Fine time to pay me back.

- But I did pay you.

There goes one of the nicest guys

that ever borrowed 5 bucks from me.

Why doesn't the captain

wear his decorations?

- Doesn't need to.

- We heard a lot about him at sub school.

You can believe anything that was good.

Those torpedoes cost 12,000 bucks

apiece. Our skipper doesn't waste them.

He's got more plain intestinal fortitude

than any guy I ever met.

I'd follow him right into

the mikado's bathtub.

Do you think we'll see action?

Good. That's why I got off

that four-stacker.

Up and down, nothing but escorting.

Made me sick.

- Sitting on a beehive?

- I know. He wants a medal.

Who cares about medals?

I got a better reason.

Pipe down. Look.

In all my 12 years in the Navy,

I never seen a doll on a submarine.

I won her, Mike. Cute, huh?

- She gonna bunk with you?

- Yep.

She's a liberty gimmick.

Makes gals jealous.

- Jealous of that doll?

- Sure.

I take her into a joint, sit her on a table.

Then we have a long talk.

It never fails.

Dame comes up and says,

"That's the best you can do?"

I says, "That's up to you, honey."

What happens then?

- How old are you, Tommy?

- Nineteen.

Come back next year.

Say, that's a cute military objective

you got there.

- That's my sister.

- Oh, intelligent too.

Well, if you boys don't mind, Nita and I,

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