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Blood on the Sun (1945)

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

Director:

Frank Lloyd

Writers:

Lester Cole (screenplay), Nathaniel Curtis (additional scenes) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 John Halloran ... Capt. Oshima
Leonard Strong ... Hijikata
James Bell ... Charley Sprague
Marvin Miller ... Yamada
Rhys Williams ... Joseph Cassell
Frank Puglia ... Prince Tatsugi
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

THE SHOCK-STUDDED STORY OF THE JAP PLAN TO PLUNDER THE WORLD! (original ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

1945 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sangre sobre el sol See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1993, a computer-colorized version of this movie was made. See more »

Goofs

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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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer-colorized version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988) See more »

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error in continuity or facts
5 August 2005 | by BaronevlSee all my reviews

Not Cagney's best but still interesting enough to watch. The goof or error is that the Tanaka plan, which the story is about and has the Baron Tanaka in the movie is off historically. Cagney dates the time when he says to Slyvia Sidney, " left the US in 1921, spent 2 years somewhere and 10 years in China" That total would make the current time in the movie 1933! Baron Tanaka, died in 1929! The director should have caught this historical error! Although this is not the best movie and revues are not the best, it was Slyvia Sydney's last leading role and for movie buffs it is worth seeing. Overlook the terrible and obviously staged fight scenes and the political errors of the time based on what we know today and you can enjoy it. For movie buffs I think it is worth viewing.


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