Another motivating factor was Grant's willingness to lend a hand to Hollywood rookies. Remembering that Mae West helped him get his start, Grant figured that he should do the same for others. In a similar fashion, Destination Tokyo became a helpful tool for the United States Navy. It was so accurate in the technical details of a submarine and its crew that the Navy used the production as a training tool.
Other trivia of note: Destination Tokyo was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. It was the film debut of Robert Hutton. John Garfield thought the film was one of his best efforts for Warner Bros. along with Air Force (1943) and Pride of the Marines (1945). Albert Maltz, who scripted this film, became one of the "Hollywood Ten" and was later blacklisted as an unfriendly witness during the communist witch-hunt of the late forties-early fifties.
Director: Delmer Daves
Producer: Jerry Wald
Screenplay: Delmer Daves, Steve Fisher (story), Albert Maltz
Cinematography: Bert Glennon
Editor: Vladimir Barjansky, Christian Nyby
Art Direction: Leo K. Kuter
Music: William Lava (uncredited), Franz Waxman
Cast: Cary Grant (Captain Cassidy), John Garfield (Wolf), Alan Hale (Cookie), John Ridgely (Reserve Officer Raymond), Dane Clark (Tin Can).
BW-135m. Close captioning.
by Scott McGee