We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here

Blood on the Sun

Blood on the Sun

Frank Lloyd (1945)

PG Certificate


Our Score
The Cagney brothers chose a formidable subject for their second independent production, with Bill producing and James starring as an aggressive (what else?) editor of an American newspaper in Tokyo, who daringly publishes the Japanese Master Plan for world domination. As you can imagine, this doesn't go down too well with Colonel Tojo, nor did the film with the public when it was released. As scripted by blacklisted left-wing Hollywood Ten veteran Lester Cole, this movie packs a powerhouse message, but the propaganda content overwhelms the drama and, despite the valiant efforts of Cagney, Sylvia Sidney and Robert Armstrong (King Kong) as Tojo himself, the melodrama doesn't really catch fire.


The American editor of a newspaper in 1930s Tokyo uncovers evidence of a plan by the military government to invade China, and decides that the rest of the world should know the truth. However, publishing his findings earns him the wrath of the authorities and he is persecuted by corrupt police. Melodrama, with James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Wallace Ford and Robert Armstrong.

Cast & Crew

Nick Condon James Cagney
Iris Hilliard Sylvia Sidney
Ollie Miller Wallace Ford
Edith Miller Rosemary DeCamp
Colonel Tojo Robert Armstrong
Premier Tanaka John Emery
Hijikata Leonard Strong
Prince Tatsugi Frank Puglia
Captain Oshima John Halloran
Director Frank Lloyd
see more

Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD


Have Your Say What did you think of Blood on the Sun?

view all comments (0)