Set in 1941 China stars Alan Ladd as an American gasoline salesman in China who supplies his wares to the highest bidder - the Japanese. His philosophy is tested on a trip to Shanghai when he meets an American school teacher (Loretta Young) who tells him of Japanese cruelty and inspires him to fight with Chinese guerrillas.
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Loretta Young and Alan Ladd star in this 1940s war drama directed by John Farrow. Set during World War II in Japanese-occupied China, the film follows US oil salesman David Jones (Ladd) and his business partner Johnny Sparrow (William Bendix) as they drive to Shanghai. On the way they meet American teacher Carolyn Grant (Young) who joins them on the road, along with her Chinese students. At first, Jones is indifferent to the plight of the Chinese and is only concerned with securing the best price for his supplies. However, over the course of the journey he begins to realise the brutality they have suffered at the hands of the Japanese. While an attraction develops between him and Carolyn, Jones joins a group of Chinese guerrillas and puts his life at risk to help them defeat the Japanese.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Set in 1941 China is an explosive wartime epic starring Loretta Young and Alan Ladd who plays an American gasoline salesman in China who supplies his wares to the highest bidder - in this case the Japanese His unbiased business philosophy is tested on a trip to Shanghai when he meets an American school teacher (Young) and her Chinese students who tell him of Japanese cruelty In a surprise show of fierce allegiance he joins a band of Chinese guerrillas on a heist to risk his life for love and a foreign country An action-packed tale which at the time carried a Hollywood record of using seventy pounds of precious rationed gunpowder stirringly and impressively tells many truths (The Hollywood Reporter) Actors Loretta Young Alan Ladd William Bendix Directors John Farrow Language English Number of discs 1