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Blood on the Sun (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 20 July 1945 (Mexico)
A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.

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Capt. Oshima
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Yamada
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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 Alfred Jingle

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BLOOD IN THEIR HEARTS...AND ON THEIR HANDS! (original ad-all caps) See more »

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20 July 1945 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Sangre sobre el sol  »

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This was the second movie made by James Cagney's production company. See more »

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In the opening credits, the copyright is "MCMLXV." which is 1965. The film was produced in 1945, so the copyright should read "MCMXLV." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Arthur Bickett: 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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Entertaining Espionage
17 June 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Jimmy Cagney is like a firecracker in this movie, set in pre-WWII Japan. In some ways it's a cross between Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon and sometimes it's silly (e.g., white actors in Japanese makeup), but it's one of the most entertaining movies of its era. It reminds you how much of a talent James Cagney was - he carries the picture. There are also excellent character performances by Wallace Ford and Porter Hall. Even Sylvia Sidney as an unconvincing half-Chinese vixen has some good moments.

Beware of the DVD, however - the audio is mixed so badly that at times you'll have to put your ear up against the TV to hear the dialogue.


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