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.

Latest News for: China film distributions


Imax, Japan's Toho Sign Five Movie Slate Deal (Exclusive)

The Hollywood Reporter 27 Oct 2020
Imax and Toho Co., the Japanese film giant that also runs the nation's largest movie theater chain, have signed a five movie slate deal in an Asian market breaking box office records while the North American theatrical market struggles ... That was before Weathering With You also secured distribution in China and other Asian markets....

China Box Office: 'The Sacrifice' Opens to $53M, 'My People, My Homeland' Nears $400M

The Hollywood Reporter 26 Oct 2020
China's theatrical market continued its rapid post-COVID-19 recovery while ticket sales throughout the West remained heavily depressed ... Produced and distributed by state studio China Film Group, The Sacrifice was co-helmed by local hitmakers Guan Hu (The Eight Hundred), Frant Gwo (The Wandering Earth) and Lu Yang (Brotherhood of Blades)....

Why Hollywood studios pulled the plug on cinemas

The Irish Times 08 Oct 2020
Disney followed by selling Mulan, its live action remake of the animated film, on its streaming service for $30 in the US and Europe ... The Disney film opened theatrically in countries such as China where cinemas were open and was sold online for $30 elsewhere ... The film has also ......

Resident Evil Reboot Builds Cast Including Scodelairo, Amell & More!

Coming Soon 06 Oct 2020
Sony PicturesScreen Gems, who distributed the original films, is set to release the film domestically while Constantin will debut it in German-speaking territories, Elevation in Canada, Metropolitan in France and Sony Pictures Releasing in all remaining territories....

James McAvoy to film new movie without a script as he joins Claire Foy for improvised role

Metro UK 06 Oct 2020
James McAvoy’s next role will see him have to cope without learning any lines as he’s going into filming without a script ... Claire Foy will star opposite James in the film (Picture ... STXfilms attained the rights to distribute the film in North America, the UK, Italy, Latin America, Spain, Australia and China....

James McAvoy to Lead Missing-Person Thriller “My Son” Opposite Claire Foy For STXfilms

The Marshall News Messenger 05 Oct 2020
STX has closed the rights to distribute the film in North America, UK, Italy, Benelux, Latin America, Spain, Australia, and China ... STXfilms, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation, is a next-generation film studio that produces, acquires, distributes, and markets motion pictures at scale....

Korean War epic set for speedy October release 25 Sep 2020
Only three months since filming began, the much-anticipated war blockbuster "Jin Gang Chuan" will hit Chinese theater in late October to mark the Korean War anniversary ... The film is co-directed by three different directors ... The producers include China Film Co. Ltd., Seventh Art Pictures, Huaxia Film Distribution Co, and Alibaba Pictures....

Why One Analyst Thinks That Dell Is Undervalued

Barrons 19 Sep 2020
We return to IMAX after the China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association announced that maximum seating capacity restrictions for China movie theaters will be eased once again, ahead of the coming National Day holiday....

Chinese movie theaters raise attendance cap before holiday

China Daily 16 Sep 2020
The new attendance cap will take effect on Sept 25, according to the latest version of a guideline for movie theaters to resume business while putting in place COVID-19 control measures, which was issued on Tuesday by the China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association....
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Mulan film advertising picture on bus, Taiwan

Mulan Didn’t Get Much Help From China At The Box Office

Cinema Blend 14 Sep 2020
While that didn't end up working out domestically, as the movie has instead been released as a premium VOD product on Disney+, the film is getting theatrical distribution elsewhere, including in China, a country that was expected to be big for Mulan for numerous reasons....

Parliament approves Sino-Greek agreement on film production

Kathimerini 05 Sep 2020
The Greek Parliament on Thursday unanimously ratified an agreement signed in 2017 between Greece and China on film co-production, according to an e-mailed press release issued by the Greek Culture and ......

Experts mull how 5G era will shape filmmaking 01 Sep 2020
As for the reform in distribution and release with 5G, Han Xiaoli, president of the China Film Distribution & Exhibition Association, believed that "for meet-and-greet activities during road shows, live streams with the cast and crew can be added in cinemas, and even the ......