The New Pictures, Jun. 25, 1945

Blood on the Sun (United Artists], a story about a Hoover-era American editor who learned of Baron Tanaka's plan for world conquest and tried to get the document out of Japan, is mainly apocryphal. But as melodrama it is as hard, tidy and enjoyable as the work of its star James Cagney, the dean of the sort of movie in which action and good sense collaborate instead of colliding.

Editor Cagney, aroused by the brutal murders of his good friends Reporter Wallace Ford & wife (Rosemary De Camp), who first try to get the...