Blood on the Sun DVD


James Cagney and Sylvia Sidney take on the menacing government of Tokyo in the fast-paced 1945 action thriller packed with intrigue and romance. Nick Condon (James Cagney) is the brash managing editor of Tokyo's English language newspaper when it breaks the startling news that Japan is planning to conquer China. After the double-murder of his ace reporter (Wallace Ford) and the reporter's wife (Rosemary De Camp) Condon realizes his own life is in danger. When the Japanese try to stop him from revealing an even deadlier plot he enlists the help of a beautiful secret... agent (Sylvia Sidney) before the country's Premier and secret police can stop him... permanently. [show more]

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30 March 2009
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Newspaper editor Nick Condon (James Cagney) is based in Tokyo, and puts his life and those of others at risk when he runs a story revealing Japan's plans to conquer China. When the reporter who wrote the story (Wallace Ford) and his wife (Rosemary de Camp) are both murdered, Condon teams up with a beautiful secret agent (Sylvia Sidney) to expose corruption in the Japanese government.

BLOOD ON THE SUN stars James Cagney as Nick Condon an American newspaper editor working in Japan between World War I and World War II While investigating the double murder of a fellow reporter and his wife Condon discovers the insidious Tanaka Plan which plainly states the Japanese aims of world domination If he is to warn the world about the Japanese plot he must stay alive and out of the hands of the secret police with the help of Iris (Sylvia Sidney) a beautiful Chinese-American spy From his tender scenes with Iris to his action-packed jujitsu fights with the Japanese secret service Cagney's performance is a masterpiece Theodore Sparkul's high-contrast film noir lighting is among the best of the 1940s as is the quick-paced editing in this critically acclaimed thriller from veteran director and two-time Oscar winner Frank Lloyd (CAVALCADE MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY)