China Sky (1945)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Pearl S. Buck's novel China Sky is boiled down to a wartime romantic triangle, courtesy of commercial-minded RKO. Randolph Scott and Ruth Warrick play American doctors in a remote Chinese village. The relationship is platonic, but Scott's spiteful wife Ellen Drew suspects hanky-panky. Despite these turgid soap-opera events, World War II has to be fought, and fought it is thanks to guerilla leader Anthony Quinn and insidious Japanese POW Richard Loo, who tries to win half-Japanese doctor Philip Ahn over to the Rising Sun. Halfway down the cast as "the goat" is Chinese juvenile actor Ducky Louie, who enjoyed a brief 1940s stardom in such films as China's Little Devils (1945) and Black Gold (1947), reteaming with Anthony Quinn in the latter film.

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air-raid, Chinese [nationality], doctor, extramarital-affair, guerrilla, Japanese [nationality], POW (Prisoner of War), village, world-war