This tough flag-waver set in the late 1920s focuses on worldly newspaper editor Nick Condon (James Cagney) of the American-owned Tokyo Chronicle
, who prints a controversial story by reporter Ollie Miller (Wallace Ford) and his wife, Edith (Rosemary DeCamp). Japanese authorities demand a
retraction, but Condon refuses, learning later that the Millers have been murdered while trying to get out of the country with the "Tanaka Plan," a secret document that outlines Japan's plan to invade Manchuria. When Cagney tries to investigate, he is accused of murdering the couple during a
drunken brawl and jailed. Coming to his assistance is the beautiful Iris Hilliard (Sy...