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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China: Tibetan Monk Dies from Beating in Custody

Human Rights 22 Jan 2021
Chinese authorities have once again turned arbitrary detention into a death sentence,” said Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch ... are forced to put up pictures of Chinese national leaders and praise China’s ruling Communist Party in public speeches, which are then filmed and distributed to Chinese mass media.”....

‘Zen’ Crowned Best Drama at China’s Media Festival

Kayhan 08 Jan 2021
TEHRAN (IFILM) -- Iranian short film ‘Zen’ has won an ... The short directed by Mohammadreza Golpour, grabbed the best drama award at the 2020 edition of the New Media Short Film Festival in China....

James Wan’s Return to Horror Malignant Scores R-Rating

Coming Soon 06 Jan 2021
James Wan & Spyglass Adapting Classic 80s Series into Film ... The film will be Wan’s first non-Conjuring horror collaboration with the two studios, and principal photography wrapped late last year ... The film is being financed through Starlight Media and Midas Innovation, who will distribute in China as New Line handles the remaining distribution....

China’s Very Good Year

The American Spectator 30 Dec 2020
It owns immensely profitable theme parks and other auxiliary operations across China — all of which could be hamstrung at a moment’s notice if its film distribution arm happens to cross a line regarding Tibet or human rights....

GHY Culture & Media debuts on SGX at 6.1% above IPO price

Straits Times 18 Dec 2020
GHY has produced several dramas and films in China, Singapore and Malaysia that have been broadcast and distributed on major TV networks and video-streaming platforms ... In addition, the company provides talent management services and costumes, props and makeup services in China and Singapore....

JinYi And IMAX Expand Partnership With 12-Theatre Agreement In China

The Saratogian 17 Dec 2020
17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As China's film industry continues its strong post-pandemic rebound, Guangzhou JinYi Media Corporation (002905.SZ), IMAX (NYSE ... Established in 2004, Guangzhou JinYi Media Corporation ('JinYi'), is one of the most famous enterprises dedicated to cinema distribution and film exhibition in China....

China Tightens Censorship After 'Monster Hunt' Scandal, Delays Release of Hit Anime ‘Demon Slayer’ (Exclusive)

The Hollywood Reporter 17 Dec 2020
... imported films for a second, more thorough review ... A global effort, the film was co-produced by China’s own tech giant Tencent, Germany’s Constantin Films, Anderson’s Impact Pictures and Japan’s Toho, with Sony holding most of the worldwide distribution rights outside of China....

International box office: ‘The Croods: A New Age’ hits $76m worldwide; ‘The Witches’ tops Australia

Screen Daily 14 Dec 2020
The film is estimated to have grossed $8.4m in international markets, down from $13.0m the previous weekend, and taking the total outside North America to $52.1m ... These numbers do not include China, where the film is distributed by co-financier Tencent, and where it was yanked from screens after one day because of concerns over a racial slur....

CMC Pictures announces future movie projects 11 Dec 2020
CMC Pictures, a film company specializing in the production and foreign distribution of ... It has so far distributed more than 50 top Chinese films outside of China, such as "The Wandering Earth," "Ip Man 4," "Wolf Warrior 2" and "Ne Zha."....

China Box Office: 'End of Endless Love' Wins Weekend After 'Monster Hunter' Yanked from Cinemas

The Hollywood Reporter 07 Dec 2020
Several sources at Chinese exhibition and distribution companies contacted by The Hollywood Reporter on Monday said they were doubtful the film would ever be released again theatrically in China ... Sony has worldwide distribution rights outside of China, Japan, Germany, Austria and ......

‘Monster Hunter’ pulled from cinemas in China after racial offense

Gulf News 07 Dec 2020
The film had a limited release in China on December 3 before its wider distribution ... Reports say that local distributors in China are working to fix the situation by potentially removing the offending scene and re-releasing the film....

‘Monster Hunter’ Producers Apologize for Racist Scene After Film Was Pulled From Chinese Theaters

The Wrap 07 Dec 2020
A representative for Tencent, which co-produced the film and oversees its distribution in China, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment, but there is still a possibility that “Monster Hunter” could be released in Chinese theaters at another time with the playground rhyme edited out....

Monster Hunter pulled from Chinese cinemas over racial slur

Digital Spy 05 Dec 2020
Monster Hunter , the latest video game adaptation, has been pulled from cinemas in China over a racial slur ... Tencent Pictures, who co-produced the film, declined to comment, as did Sony, which distributes Monster Hunter in other territories, but was not involved in its China release....