Blood on the Sun (1945)

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A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.


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  • James Cagney and Sylvia Sidney in Blood on the Sun (1945)
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  • James Cagney and Sylvia Sidney in Blood on the Sun (1945)
  • Blood on the Sun (1945)
  • James Cagney in Blood on the Sun (1945)
  • James Cagney and Sylvia Sidney in Blood on the Sun (1945)

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2 June 2000 | dexter-10
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| Cagney fights fascist
One point is made repeatedly in this film--the fascist government which ruled Japan was extreme in both concept and execution. James Cagney, as reporter Nick Condon, fights against fascism in this movie and he fought against injustice in so many other films. In a way, this film is another gangster movie, somewhat like the gangster movies of the 1930s, but, too, the story has to do with much more that simple violations of law for the gangsters are in the Japanese Imperial Government. Cagney seems willing to take on the whole Imperial concept of Japanese rule which began prior to World War Two. His efforts are not anti-Japanese but anti-Facist. In fact, the movie could have been made about Hitler's Nazism and the story would have been about the same. One finds Cagney as the tough guy confronting bumbling police and meeting with mysterious women. He even maintains the newspaper tradition relative to the constant drinking of alcohol. Yet, the film transcends the mundane because of the importance of the struggle during the war years, years which follow the movie's time frame. It's vintage Cagney, well worthwhile.

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