Blood on the Sun

Synopsis: Nick Condon is a newspaper reporter working in Tokyo who refuses to toe the Japanese line on the expansionist policies of the anti-democratic Imperialist government. When it becomes clear to the authorities that Condon isn't going to cooperate and that he has some valuable information and contacts, they decide to get him in their clutches for some interrogations and then dispose of him.
Director(s): Frank Lloyd
Production: Nostalgia Family Video
98 min

But gentlemen... I know nothing

about this article being printed...

I was out of town.

The 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 had to fight

in the Russo-Japanese War.

Gentlemen, you know the Chronicle

has supported the government for 25 years.

Every government.

This insult to Baron Tanaka

and the Japanese people...

...has caused great disturbance.

You must know the penalty

for disregarding censorship.

If my managing editor has violated

any of the regulations...

...I'll fire him!


Nick Condon!

Somebody dig up Nick Condon!

He's out... something important.

Said he wasn't to be disturbed.

I don't care if he's

interviewing the emperor...

Get him here right away!

- Get him on the phone, Kinshan.

- OK, Mr Sprague.

But he's not going to like it.

Get him anyway.

Hello, Oshima!

What's on your mind?

There is a matter to discuss...

If you please.


It is an official matter

of great importance.

Great!...Come on in...

We'll talk it over.

- Nick... will you please get...

- Oh... alright... alright!

Hand me that towel, will you.

Lies! Lies!

It is all one big lie!

Every word is untrue.

Now, just a minute...

You must disclose source

of your information.

Police must know name

of this traitor.

Alright... that's fair enough...

You have a right to know.

The name of the traitor

is the American press.

That article appeared

in 3 New York newspapers.

But I cannot believe it!

Alright... check with your consul

in New York.

Very unfortunate... when an

American newspaper prints slander...

Oh, I agree... I agree!

If there's anything I hate...'s to give anyone a poor impression

of Japanese friendship.

Ah... thank you!

Thank you.

You can't do this to me, Nick.

My blood pressure won't stand it.

Supposing they shut me down?

When I came here 2 years ago

and took over this rag...

It was on one condition...

And I run it!

I know Nick... but you can't...

Your circulation has doubled.

Advertising has gone up 500%...

And you're making more money

than you ever made in your life.

You're not doing so badly yourself.

You're making 5 times the money

you made in Shanghai.

Tired of the deal?

Don't think I don't appreciate

what you did for The Chronicle.

But printing things like that...

That's what newspapers are for...

That's what people buy.

Not just Japanese propaganda handouts.

This was just a rumor!

And thousands of American businessmen have

a right to know about rumors like that.

I know... I know... but, Nick...

Lots of Japs read English, too.

There was more to that

than just a rumor.

When those 2 birds hear about it...

I'll have Ollie Miller look into it.

"Look into it"?...

We've got to get out of it!

You're going to write the retraction.

I'll write a retraction

when they prove the story is false.

Nick... are you sure that piece

was in the New York papers?

The Japs would have caught it on the wires,

and censored it.

New Yorkers read it yesterday.

Yesterday? Then how

could you have read it?

Read it? I wrote it.


Nick... for the love of Mike...

Hiya Nick... thought you'd be in jail

by this time.

Somebody's going to have to slit

your throat to save his face.

Aren't you a little early with that stuff?

Oh no... it just seems early.

I hear the police have collected

all The Chronicles from the newsstands.

Well I hope you boys

got YOUR copies.

You're welcome to cable

any part of it you want.

No thanks, I want to stay in Tokyo...

I just signed a new lease.

Anybody here seen Ollie... Ollie Miller?

No... not yet.

When Ollie Miller's not at this bar...

he must be sick.

- See you later.

- Sure.

Oh, there you are, Nick...

Meet Joe Cassell...

He just pulled in from Shanghai.

- Hello...

- Glad to know you.

You gonna sit down?

- Have a drink?

- Scotch and soda

3 Scotch and sodas.

Joe Cassell... Joe Cassell...?

Covered the criminal courts

for the old "Tele" of New York...

Then went to Russia, then Peking...

Then I lost track.

There's fame for you, Cas!

No... that's a good memory.

Want a job?

Going home.

I was at the Foreign Office this morning...

That story of yours had them

buzzing like hornets.

It was very rizzy.

Yeah... Breaks the monotony.

Where'd you did it up?

A little here... a little there.

Of course, there's not a grain

of truth in it... You know that.

I don't know anything, do YOU?

Quite a bit.

Our Chinese cousins are trying desperately

to shape public opinion...

Against Japan.

What for?

To take intention off

their own internal disorder.

Believe me...

"disorder" is a clean name for it.

I've just spent 4 years there...

I know.

I lived there 6 years, myself.

4 was enough for me...

Not that I haven't a tremendous admiration

for the Chinese people.

I see...

"Some of my best friends

are Chinese"!

Well!...At last!

Hiya fellas... Hiya Begana!

Hey Jack... did you get a load of that

front page of Nick's, this morning...


Hey... how about a little drink...

Set 'em up... on me!

YOU buying?!

As many as you can handle.

- I'll have a double Scotch.

- Bourbon, double.

How about you, Begana?

I'll have a little soda.

You know what I want.

But Mr Condon...

China, throughout the centuries...

Excuse please... Mr Miller is here.

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Lester Cole

Lester Cole (June 19, 1904 – August 15, 1985) was an American screenwriter. more…

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