Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)





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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.
Classics , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Peter Lorre
as Mr. Moto
Mary Maguire
as Ann Richman
Henry Wilcoxon
as Anton Darvak
Leon Ames
as Paul Brissac
Erik Rhodes
as David Scott-Frensham
Harold Huber
as Ernst Litmar
Forrester Harvey
as George Higgins
Fredrik Vogeding
as Gottfried Brujo
Lester Matthews
as Sir Charles Murchison
John Rogers
as Sniffy
Karen Sorrell
as Lotus Liu
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Critic Reviews for Mysterious Mr. Moto

All Critics (1)

The banal plot is the weak spot, but the action at the climax is good.

Full Review… | June 28, 2016
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Audience Reviews for Mysterious Mr. Moto

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
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
James Higgins

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