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Nick Condon is a newspaper reporter working in Tokyo who refuses to toe the Japanese line on the expansionist policies of the anti-democratic Imperialist government. When it becomes clear to the authorities that Condon isn't going to cooperate and that he has some valuable information and contacts, they decide to get him in their clutches for some interrogations and then dispose of him. Written by
The movie is based on the history behind Japan's alleged Tanaka Plan which is aka the Tanaka Memorial document. (It was made public after his death in 1929.) This allegedly was Prime Minister Baron Tanaka Giichi's militarist strategic plan for world domination prepared for Emperor Hirohito. This document was first printed in China by the Chinese communists. It was first printed in the US by a communist periodical. No Japanese version has ever been found. Some suspect it was a forgery. See more »
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But gentlemen, I know nothing about this article being printed. I was out of town.
Secret Police Major Kajioka:
Then let me read what is printed here in your paper. "If Japan wants to control China we must first crush the United States just as in the past we have to fight in the Russo-Japanese war."
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Suspense and action with Cagney uncovering Japanese plans for world control
While the entire world watched the early success of the German book ¨Mein Kampf¨ by Adolph Hitler, few were aware of the existence of an Oriental Hitler...Baron Giichi Tanaka ,he was a true life a bad guy who united with rich proprietaries and war lords to further his own ends. His plan of world conquest and dominance depended upon secrecy for success.This story deals with its first exposure by an American newspaperman(James Cagney) in Tokyo. Thus Cagney publishes in a newspaper ¨Tokyo Chronicle¨ that Tanaka plans attack on United States and China is the first victim of Premier Tanaka's plan for military conquest,revealing the existence of a document blueprint.Besides the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Miller(Wallace Ford and Rosemary DeCamp)have been murdered and Cagney will investigate it .Meanwhile he falls in love a charming double spy(Sylvia Sidney) . The picture combines intrigue,action,violence,noir cinema ,historic background and arts martial fights, being the first American film in what there are arts martial(Judo) struggles.Plus appear noted historical personages whom will intervene for second war world as colonel Tojo(Robert Amstrong),emperor Hiro Hito,Yamada(Martin Milner) and Tanaka(John Emery).Magnificent Music Score with Oriental sounds by classic Miklos Rozsa.The film won Oscar to the best Art Direction and Interior decoration and was produced by Cagney Production. The motion picture is finely directed by Frank Lloyd who realized excellent movies(Mutiny of the Bounty,If I were King,Under two flags). Rating : Good and entertained.
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