Signal Fires of Shanghai (1944)

12/28/1944 (JP) DramaHistory 1h 7m
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During the Taiping Rebellion of the mid-19th century, anti-Qing (Manchu) Chinese forces led by Taiping commander Li Xiucheng march on Shanghai. Although the Western powers are officially neutral, the British consul in Shanghai sides with the Qing imperial government, and counter to his own government's policy he retains American adventurer Frederick Townsend Ward to raise a mercenary force of foreigners in Shanghai and oppose the Taipings. Ward's force is routed, with heavy casualties, but since many of the casualties are British, the British army soon is drawn in on the side of the Qings. The only support for the Chinese comes from Japanese in Shanghai and anti-imperialist demonstrations in Japan. A family drama plays out against this historical background. After a Chinese home is destroyed by careless British shelling, killing the father and crippling a daughter, the surviving son vows revenge but begins to see that his true friends may be the Japanese.

  1. Griffin Yueh Feng

    Director

  2. Hiroshi Inagaki

    Director

  3. Doe Ching

    Screenplay

  4. Fuji Yahiro

    Screenplay

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  1. Tsumasaburō Bandō

    Tsumasaburō Bandō

    Shinsaku Takasugi

  2. Ryūnosuke Tsukigata

    Ryūnosuke Tsukigata

    Saisuke Godai

  3. Li Li-Hua

    Li Li-Hua

    Wang Ying

  4. Ryōsuke Kagawa

    Ryōsuke Kagawa

    Heirokurô Numata

  5. Ryônosuke Azuma

    Shakusaburô Ôtsuka

  6. Tatsuya Ishiguro

    Tatsuya Ishiguro

    Kuranosuke Nakamuta

  7. Yoshimatsu Nakamura

    Boartman

  8. Xiucen Duan

    Ah Yang - the waiter

  9. Langen Han

    Langen Han

    Ah Lin - the waiter

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Signal Fires of Shanghai
Signal Fires of Shanghai

Original Title 狼火は上海に揚る

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Original Language Japanese

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