Blood on the Sun

Blood on the Sun

Director: Frank Lloyd, James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Wallace Ford

Cast: Frank Lloyd, James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Wallace Ford

     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2003
UPC:
0011891970303
Original Release:
1945
Rating:
NR
Source:
Tgg Direct
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:38:00

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Film information; Biography; Facts & trivia; Special collector's photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Nick Condon
Sylvia Sidney Iris Hilliard
Wallace Ford Ollie Miller
Porter Hall Arthur Beckett
Donald Smith Col. Tojo
John Emery Premier Tanaka
Rosemary de Camp Edith Miller
Leonard Strong Hijikata
Frank Puglia Prince Tatsugi
John Halloran Capt. Oshima
Hugh Ho Kajioka
Philip Ahn Yamamoto
Joseph Kim Hayoshi
Rhys Williams Joseph Cassell
James Bell Charley Sprague
Grace Lem Amah
Oy Chan Chinese servant
George Paris Hotel manager
Hugh Beaumont Johnny Clarke
Marvin Miller Yamada
Gregory Gaye American Newspaperman in Tokyo
Arthur Loft American Newspaperman in Tokyo
Emmett Vogan American Newspaperman in Tokyo
Charlie Wayne American Newspaperman in Tokyo

Technical Credits
Frank Lloyd Director
Alice Barlow Consultant/advisor
William Cagney Producer
Lester Cole Screenwriter
Nathaniel Curtis Screenwriter
Richard DeWeese Sound/Sound Designer
Al Fields Set Decoration/Design
Roland A. Fields Set Decoration/Design
Garrett Elsden Fort Original Story
Walter A. Hannemann Editor
Wiard Ihnen Art Director
Robert Martien Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Melford Screenwriter
Josef Norin Makeup
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Theodor Sparkuhl Cinematographer
Ern Westmore Makeup
Truman K. Wood Editor
Michael Woulfe Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Public Opinion [15:10]
2. The Tanaka Plan [8:47]
3. Exclusive Audience [18:32]
4. Unbalanced [11:57]
5. Out of Necessity [17:47]
6. Silenced in Time [9:05]
7. A Job to Do [7:17]
8. The Trap [4:54]

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