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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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Suspense and action with Cagney uncovering Japanese plans for world control See more (33 total) »

Cast

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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:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In an early scene, when Ollie Miller stumbles through the window at Condon's home, he falls completely inside. However as soon as Nick gets there, Miller's feet protrude out over the bottom of the panel.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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Suspense and action with Cagney uncovering Japanese plans for world control, 8 February 2006
Author: ma-cortes

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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