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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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TO KNOW THEIR SECRET...IS TO COURT DEATH! (original ad-all caps) See more »

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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

James Cagney would chat with Sylvia Sidney in Yiddish between takes. See more »

Goofs

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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Entertaining Espionage
17 June 2004 | by matukonyc1See all my reviews

Jimmy Cagney is like a firecracker in this movie, set in pre-WWII Japan. In some ways it's a cross between Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon and sometimes it's silly (e.g., white actors in Japanese makeup), but it's one of the most entertaining movies of its era. It reminds you how much of a talent James Cagney was - he carries the picture. There are also excellent character performances by Wallace Ford and Porter Hall. Even Sylvia Sidney as an unconvincing half-Chinese vixen has some good moments.

Beware of the DVD, however - the audio is mixed so badly that at times you'll have to put your ear up against the TV to hear the dialogue.


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