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Blood on the Sun (1945) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Frank Lloyd and produced by William Cagney.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Wiard Ihnen; Interior Decoration: A. Roland FieldsWon
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Blood on the Sun (1945)

By Judy on Sep 17, 2008 From Movie Classics

I’ve now seen several films with James Cagney as a journalist, but this is my least favourite on this theme. In this movie he plays a crusading editor with an American newspaper based in Tokyo. I have to say I thought this was pretty bad – rather like a cut-price copy of Casablanca ̵... Read full article


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Iris Hilliard: Japanese women aren't allowed to think. It's against the law.


Nick Condon: Forgive your enemies, but first get even.


[first lines]
Arthur Bickett: But gentlemen, I know nothing about this article being printed. I was out of town.
Secret Police Major Kajioka: Then let me read what is printed here in your paper. "If Japan wants to control China we must first crush the United States just as in the past we have to fight in the Russo-Japanese war."


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In 1993, a computer-colorized version of this movie was made.
Filmed in 1944 and released in 1945, this movie was made a few years after the 7th December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
James Cagney has long being associated with the phrase "You dirty rat!". Though he actually said in the movie Taxi! "Come out and take it, you dirty, yellow-bellied rat" and not "You dirty rat!", Cagney is heard saying "dirty rats" in this movie.
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