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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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Good Cagney vehicle See more (33 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)
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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:
Robert Armstrong who played Tojo wore a set of false teeth to make his jaw line as much like Tojo's as possible. However, with the teeth in place, when Bob spoke his lines he could not be understood. So, back to the studio Bob went, to stand in a soundproof booth and loop his lines, making what his character said understandable.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Right after Ollie Miller gets shot you see him stumbling to the ground. When he gets up, under his left elbow you can see carpet moving in what should be grass.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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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Good Cagney vehicle, 28 November 2003
Author: perfectbond

Blood on the Sun is a fairly good World War II espionage thriller set in imperial Japan. There is a fair amount of intrigue and suspense and Cagney carries the picture on the strength of his patriotic conviction, charisma, and judo. His love interest is also written and performed well in the style of the film noir heroine. The villains though of the stock variety are nonetheless a welcome change from the gangsters usually seen in such pictures. Modern audience may perceive the film as being politically incorrect especially since key Japanese roles were played by American and British actors. Still the film is an entertaining and even educational experience, 7/10.

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