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Blood on the Sun (1945)

Blood on the Sun (1945)

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In his first film in two years, James Cagney stars as Nick Condon, the American editor of a pre-WW2 Tokyo newspaper. When two of his best friends are horribly murdered, Condon suspects that the "peaceful" Japanese military government is up to no good. He dedicates himself to getting his hands on the "Tanka Plan," a Japanese blueprint for conquering the world, and bringing this document to the attention of the Free World. As a result, he is targeted for persecution by the corrupt Tokyo police and betrayed by a traitorous fellow journalist. On a pleasanter note, Condon makes the acquaintance of half-Chinese Iris Hilliard (Sylvia Sidney), who agrees to help him foil the Japanese High Command. As was customary in wartime films, virtually all the Japanese characters in Blood on the Sun are played by Chinese, Korean, and Caucasian actors; for example, Robert Armstrong is cast as Colonel Tojo, while Premiere Tenaka is enacted by John Emery. Having lapsed into the public domain, Blood on the Sun is available from several distributors and also exists in a computer-colorized version.

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Cast

James Cagney
as Nick Condon
Sylvia Sidney
as Iris Hilliard
Wallace Ford
as Ollie Miller
Robert Armstrong
as Col. Hideki Tojo
Rosemary DeCamp
as Edith Miller
John Emery
as Premier Tanaka
Frank Puglia
as Prince Tatsugi
John Halloran
as Capt. Oshima
Jack Halloran
as Capt. Oshima
Hugh Ho
as Kajioka
Philip Ahn
as Yamamoto
Joseph Kim
as Hayashi
Rhys Williams
as Joseph Cassell
Porter Hall
as Arthur Bickett
James Bell
as Charley Sprague
Oie Chan
as Chinese Servant
Oy Chan
as Chinese servant
George Paris
as Hotel manager
Hugh Beaumont
as Johnny Clarke
Arthur Loft
as American Newsmen in Tokyo
Gregory Gaye
as American Newsmen in Tokyo
Emmett Vogan
as American Newsmen in Tokyo
Charlie Wayne
as American Newsmen in Tokyo
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