A 1945 film starring James Cagney and Sylvia Sidney. The film is based on the history behind the Tanaka Memorial document.
In pre-World War II Tokyo the American newspaper editor Nick Condon (James Cagney) working for an English-language daily paper aimed at the American business community is given a document relating to Japan’s foreign affairs which could have political ramifications if found.
He meets up with Iris Hilliard (Sylvia Sidney), a woman who wants to secure the document even if it means dealing with the Japanese secret police and their threats.
Lester Cole (screenplay), Nathaniel Curtis (additional scenes)
James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney and Porter Hall