China

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  • G
  • Genre(s): Drama War
  • Release year: 1943
  • Running time: 79 min
Set in 1941, China is an explosive wartime epic starring Loretta Young and Alan Ladd that "stirringly and impressively tells many truths" ( The Hollywood Reporter ). Ladd plays an American gasoline salesman in China who supplies his wares to the highest... read more

Set in 1941, China is an explosive wartime epic starring Loretta Young and Alan Ladd that "stirringly and impressively tells many truths" ( The Hollywood Reporter ). Ladd plays an American gasoline salesman in China who supplies his wares to the highest bidder, in this case, the enemy Japanese. His unbiased business philosophy is tested on a trip to Shanghai when he meets an American schoolteacher (Young) and her Chinese students who tell him of Japanese cruelty. In a surprise show of fierce allegiance, he joins a band of Chinese guerillas on a heist in this action-packed tale, which at the time, carried a Hollywood record of using seventy pounds of precious, rationed gunpowder.

Original Release

04/21/1943

Cast

Alan Ladd David Jones
Loretta Young Carolyn Grant
William Bendix Johnny Sparrow
Philip Ahn Lin Cho, First Brother
Iris Wong Kwan Su
Victor Sen Yung Lin Wei, Third Brother (as Sen Yung)
Marianne Quon Tan Ying
Richard Loo Lin Yun
Ching Wah Lee Chang Teh
Soo Yong Tai Shen
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Farrow

Writers

Frank Butler, Archibald Forbes, John Stuart Dudley

Cast

Alan Ladd David Jones
Loretta Young Carolyn Grant
William Bendix Johnny Sparrow
Philip Ahn Lin Cho, First Brother
Iris Wong Kwan Su
Victor Sen Yung Lin Wei, Third Brother (as Sen Yung)
Marianne Quon Tan Ying
Richard Loo Lin Yun
Ching Wah Lee Chang Teh
Soo Yong Tai Shen
Jessie Tai Sing Student
Irene Tso 'Donald Duck'
Beal Wong Capt. Tao-Yuan-Kai
Bruce Wong Aide To Captain Tao
Tala Birell Blonde Russian
Barbara Jean Wong Nan Ti
Chester Gan Japanese General
Frances Chan Student
Melie Chang Chinese Girl
Benson Fong Guerrilla

Producers

Editors

Eda Warren

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