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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 »
Genre:
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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Entertaining WWII drama with Hero editor Cagney at the helm 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:
Argentina:13 | 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:
According to the DVD sleeve notes, prior to production, James Cagney trained intensively in the martial-art of judo in preparation for his role in this movie. Cagney trained under Ken Kuniyuki who was a 5th Degree Judo Master. Cagney went on to insist he perform his own stunts in this movie. He said in his memoirs: "I grew so fond of judo I used it to keep in shape until a back injury I picked up doing something else, put me on the sidelines." Moreover, another instructor for Cagney was former LAPD policeman John Halloran who plays the role of Captain Oshima in the film and can be seen in the movie's closing fight sequence. Apparently, Halloran quit the police force after FBI agents investigated him because he was an expert in judo.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining WWII drama with Hero editor Cagney at the helm, 29 January 2000
Author: David Diamond (davastav@yahoo.com) from Great Neck, NY, USA

Entertaining Anti-Japanese drama centering on James Cagney as an American editor in 1930's Japan involved in breaking the Japanese plot to invade China and bomb the United States. This film is interesting in that it fairly represents the anti-Japanese sentiment going on in the US since Pearl Harbor. Cagney, as always, is solid in this character as well as the other principals. As usual, the lead Japanese characters are played by Caucasian actors as was the custom of the times. Good Judo sequence for Cagney fans..

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