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.

Plot

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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Disney finally gets break in China with theater release for 'Avatar 2'

Victoria Advocate 24 Nov 2022
Disney had screened footage for executives of China Film Group earlier this year, raising prospects for a release in the country ... China Film Co.’s shares climbed more than 5% on the announcement. The company’s biggest shareholder is the state-owned China Film Group, which is in charge of importing and distributing Hollywood films....
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China resumes streaming South Korean content after six-year suspension

CNN 23 Nov 2022
China’s streaming site Tencent. (TCEHY) began distributing a film by South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, “Hotel by the River,” earlier this month, they said, in the first such move after Beijing effectively banned K-pop imports amid tension over the THAAD US missile defense system stationed in South Korea....
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China resumes streaming South Korean content after six-year suspensionAn official linked the timing of the ...

Deccan Herald 22 Nov 2022
China's streaming site Tencent began distributing a film by South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, Hotel by the River, earlier this month, they said, in the first such move after Beijing effectively banned K-pop imports amid tension over the THAAD US missile defence system stationed in South Korea ... China....
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Every Marvel movie ranked worst to best, according to IMDb

Madison 20 Nov 2022
Despite being Marvel's first superhero of Asian descent to hit the big screen and being well-received among many Asian communities, the film was not approved for release or distribution in China due to concerns over stereotypes from the 1973 comic upon which "Shang-Chi" is based....

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