Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)

Mysterious Mr. Moto


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In this film, Peter Lorre makes his fifth appearance as J. P. Marquand's polite but deadly Japanese sleuth Mr. Moto. This time Moto is called in by Scotland Yard to thwart a vicious gang of international assassins. To infiltrate the gang, Moto poses as a Devil's Island inmate.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Philip MacDonald, Norman Foster
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 1, 2006



as Mr. Moto

as Ann Richman

as Anton Darvak

as Paul Brissac

as David Scott-Frensham

as Ernst Litmar

as George Higgins

as Gottfried Brujo

as Sir Charles Murchiso...

as Sniffy

as Lotus Liu
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Typical entry into the Hollywood "inscrutable Asian as wily detective" cliché that cheats the audience by keeping the clues from us until the reveal at the end: only the detective noticed!!! Still, its a fun genre, while there are no surprises (at least not anymore).

Kevin M. Williams

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Fine entry in the Mr. Moto series, short and suspenseful with a great screenplay and a solid mystery. Well performed. Peter Lorre is terrific.

James Higgins

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