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Blood on the Sun -- 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...

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Director:
Writers:
Lester Cole (screenplay)
Nathaniel Curtis (additional scenes)
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Release Date:
20 July 1945 (Mexico) See more »
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Tagline:
To know their secret is to court Death ! See more »
Plot:
A dedicated American reporter in 1930's Japan, is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
Frank Lloyd: Master Of Screen Melodrama
 (From Alt Film Guide. 5 January 2010, 10:50 PM, PST)

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Cagney fights fascist See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... Nick Condon

Sylvia Sidney ... Iris Hilliard
Porter Hall ... Arthur Bickett
John Emery ... Premier Giichi Tanaka
Robert Armstrong ... Col. Hideki Tojo
Wallace Ford ... Ollie Miller
Rosemary DeCamp ... Edith Miller
John Halloran ... Capt. Oshima
Leonard Strong ... Hijikata
James Bell ... Charley Sprague
Marvin Miller ... Yamada

Rhys Williams ... Joseph Cassell
Frank Puglia ... Prince Tatsugi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Ahn ... Secret Police Captain Yomamoto (uncredited)

Hugh Beaumont ... Johnny Clarke (uncredited)
Edward Biby ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Oie Chan ... Chinese Servant (uncredited)
Oy Chan ... Chinese Servant (uncredited)
Hugh Ho Chang ... Secret Police Major Kajioka (uncredited)
Gregory Gaye ... American Newspaperman Bogardis (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Joseph Kim ... Hayoshi (uncredited)
Grace Lem ... Amah (uncredited)
Arthur Loft ... American Newspaperman (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
George Paris ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... American Newspaperman Johnson (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... American Newspaperman (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Lloyd 
 
Writing credits
Lester Cole (screenplay)

Nathaniel Curtis (additional scenes)

Garrett Fort (story)

Frank Melford (idea)

Produced by
William Cagney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa  (as Miklos Rozsa)
 
Cinematography by
Theodor Sparkuhl (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Walter Hannemann 
Truman K. Wood 
 
Production Design by
Wiard Ihnen 
 
Set Decoration by
A. Roland Fields 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Woulfe 
 
Makeup Department
Josef Norin .... makeup artist
Ern Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Daniel Keefe .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harvey Dwight .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Richard DeWeese .... sound recorder
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Martien .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Eugene Zador .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
George M. Arthur .... assistant to producer (as George Arthur)
Alice Barlow .... technical advisor
 
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Runtime:
98 min | 94 min (TCM print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PA (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating: abridged version: 92m) (2004) | UK:PG (video rating: partly re-edited) (2003) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1989) (1998) (1999) (2002) (2004) | USA:Approved (certificate # 10705) | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
As Iris Hilliard in this film, this was Sylvia Sidney's first screen appearance for about four years. She had last appeared on-screen in 1941 as Flo Lorraine in The Wagons Roll at Night (1941).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tanaka accuses Iris of treachery she stands up from her chair and faces him positioning herself away from the chair and closer to the sofa. As he leaves, she is seen back closer to the chair and turned so that she is now facing the opposite direction.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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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Cagney fights fascist, 2 June 2000

One point is made repeatedly in this film--the fascist government which ruled Japan was extreme in both concept and execution. James Cagney, as reporter Nick Condon, fights against fascism in this movie and he fought against injustice in so many other films. In a way, this film is another gangster movie, somewhat like the gangster movies of the 1930s, but, too, the story has to do with much more that simple violations of law for the gangsters are in the Japanese Imperial Government. Cagney seems willing to take on the whole Imperial concept of Japanese rule which began prior to World War Two. His efforts are not anti-Japanese but anti-Facist. In fact, the movie could have been made about Hitler's Nazism and the story would have been about the same. One finds Cagney as the tough guy confronting bumbling police and meeting with mysterious women. He even maintains the newspaper tradition relative to the constant drinking of alcohol. Yet, the film transcends the mundane because of the importance of the struggle during the war years, years which follow the movie's time frame. It's vintage Cagney, well worthwhile.

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