Blood on the Sun - Digitally Remastered. A dedicated American reporter in 1930's Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination. James Cagney stars as Nick Condon, the American editor of a pre-WW2 Tokyo newspaper. When two of his best friends are horribly murdered, Condon suspects that the "peaceful" Japanese military government is up to no good. He dedicates himself to getting his hands on the "Tanka Plan," a Japanese blueprint for conquering the world, and bringing this document to the attention of the Free World. As a result, Condon is then targeted for persecution by the corrupt Tokyo police and betrayed by a traitorous fellow journalist. Along the way, he makes the acquaintance of half-Chinese Iris Hilliard (Sylvia Sidney), who agrees to help him foil the Japanese High Command. The film won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for a Black & White [motion picture] (Wiard Ihnen, A. Roland Fields) film in 1945. "An entertaining movie in the time-honored Cagney groove-tough, hard-hitting and explosive, with just enough rudimentary suspense. "The New York Times.