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Tale opens in an interior China town, with Jap planes attacking the spot and populace. Among quick evacuees is Alan Ladd, who's been trucking gasoline to the Jap armies out of Shanghai. William Bendix is his sidekick. Along the road, truck is stopped and Ladd is forced to take aboard group of Chinese femme university students in the charge of American instructress Loretta Young. Ladd is arrogant and unconcerned over the Jap atrocities against the Chinese, but wakes up when a Jap plane strafes his truck.

With:
Loretta Young Alan Ladd William Bendix Philip Ahn Iris Wong Sen Yung

Tale opens in an interior China town, with Jap planes attacking the spot and populace. Among quick evacuees is Alan Ladd, who’s been trucking gasoline to the Jap armies out of Shanghai. William Bendix is his sidekick. Along the road, truck is stopped and Ladd is forced to take aboard group of Chinese femme university students in the charge of American instructress Loretta Young. Ladd is arrogant and unconcerned over the Jap atrocities against the Chinese, but wakes up when a Jap plane strafes his truck.

Frank Butler generates authenticity in the dramatic evolvement of his screenplay [from a play by Archibald Forbes], while director John Farrow neatly blends the human and melodramatic elements of the yarn. Interest is hypoed in the early reels with pickup of a Chinese baby by Bendix at the bombed town, and gradual breakdown of Ladd’s attitude towards the youngster until the point where the latter is murdered by the Jap soldiers and Ladd is transformed into a battler for the Chinese cause.

China

Production: Paramount. Director John Farrow; Producer Richard Blumenthal; Screenplay Frank Butler; Camera Leo Tover; Editor Eda Warren; Music Victor Young

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1943. Running time: 78 MIN.

With: Loretta Young Alan Ladd William Bendix Philip Ahn Iris Wong Sen Yung

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