China (film)

China (aka The Fourth Brother) is a 1943 film directed by John Farrow. It stars Loretta Young and Alan Ladd. David Jones, one of the main characters wearing a fedora, a brown jacket, and khakis, was an inspiration for Indiana Jones.


In 1941, in Mei-Ki, China, war profiteer David Jones (Alan Ladd) narrowly escapes with his life when Chinese Captain Tao-Yuan-Kai arrests him for selling oil to the Japanese but releases him because he is American. Japanese aircraft bomb the town, and Jones drives toward Shanghai with his partner, Johnny Sparrow (William Bendix), who has brought with him an orphaned baby boy.

After nightfall, they are forced to stop because Chinese refugees crowd the road and beat the Americans until Carolyn Grant (Loretta Young), an American schoolteacher born in China, tells them to stop. Carolyn sneaks her group of female college students into the back of Jones's truck and insists that Jones proceed without headlights because they might be sighted by Japanese bombers. As she has an intimate knowledge of the local terrain, Carolyn takes over driving the truck, and has her friend, Lin Wei, sit on the hood to watch for potholes.

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‘Cliff Walkers’ submitted to Oscar

Shenzhen Daily 11 Nov 2021
It has been hailed by critics as not only a personal breakthrough for the director in terms of film genre and narrative exploration but also a breakthrough for new patriotic films in China ... The film debuted theatrically in China over the May Day holiday, grossing US$180 million....

Disney meets roadblocks to releasing movies in China

Live Mint 10 Oct 2021
The Marvel filmEternals" is scheduled for release in early November, but its release in China is uncertain, distribution executives said, after its Chinese director, the Oscar winner Chloé Zhao, was recently lambasted over comments she made about the country in 2013....

Universal chairwoman expects box office to be down ‘for a long time’

New York Post 08 Oct 2021
... shutdowns, reopenings at limited capacity and a dearth of new Hollywood films ... 29 when it premieres in China. The film, which is distributed internationally by Universal and domestically by MGM, has already reeled in a whopping $119 million from overseas markets last weekend....

Recovered Chinese film market still lacks content and enthusiasm: report 24 Sep 2021
Huang Qunfei, the deputy general manager of Huaxia Film Distribution Co., Ltd., added that as China's film business grows bigger and bigger on the world stage, it needs more robust support from the financial sector in order to obtain larger-scale and higher-quality development....

Shang-Chi May Be Dealing With Uphill Release Battle In China, But What’s Happening With Dune ...

Cinema Blend 20 Sep 2021
For years the Chinese box office has been key to any major film production's international distribution strategy. China is the second largest market for movies in the world which means that any movie looking make money is going to need to do well in China ... These are the first big Hollywood movies to see release dates in China since Free Guy....

‘Shang-chi’ with Asian lead blasts box office record 漫威《尚氣》逆襲 亞洲超級英雄破紀錄

Taipei Times 14 Sep 2021
The blockbuster film stars Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu alongside Golden Globe-winning actress Awkwafina and Asian superstars Tony Leung and Michelle Yeoh ... Despite the film’s huge success globally, it has failed to gain approval for distribution in China, the world’s second largest movie market....

Venice: CMC Acquires Distribution Rights to ‘My Parents and I’ for North America, New Zealand

The Hollywood Reporter 02 Sep 2021
CMC Pictures, the international film distributor controlled by Li Ruigang’s China Media Capital Holdings, has acquired distribution rights in North America and New Zealand to the forthcoming Chinese tentpole My Parents and I (currently a working title) ... Party of China....

1st Philippine Film Industry Month debuts this September (Part 1)

The Manila Times 28 Aug 2021
The On The Job franchise and exploring new ways of global content distribution" moderated by Venice Film Festival Programmer Paolo Bertolin with "On The Job" director Matti, producer Dondon Monteverde, and actor Dennis Trillo as panelists ... post-production, and film distribution....

Digital Cinema Pioneer and Former Christie Chairman, President and CEO Jack Kline To Promote CINITY, ...

The Marshall News Messenger 25 Aug 2021
Owned by the China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution Co ... It is now building upon this success, as well as the enormous resources and strong alliance between the China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution Co ... It is jointly owned by the China Film Group and Huaxia Film ......

Film about CPC's birth released in Ireland

Sina 10 Jul 2021
DUBLIN, July 10 (Xinhua) -- A film about the founding story of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was released here on Friday night at Cineworld Dublin, the largest cinema in Ireland....

Hong Kong to censor films under China’s security law

The Irish Times 13 Jun 2021
The city’s government said on Friday it would begin blocking the distribution of films that are deemed to undermine national security, marking the official arrival of mainland Chinese-style censorship in one of Asia’s most celebrated filmmaking hubs....

Classic movie show to tour China for CPC centenary

Urdu Point 12 Jun 2021
The celebration event is sponsored by Huaxia Film Distribution Co., Ltd., China Publishing Group Corp., and online learning platform

China’s censorship widens to Hong Kong’s film industry, with global implications

The Seattle Times 12 Jun 2021
... Friday said it would begin blocking the distribution of films […] ....