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John P. Marquand (1893–1960)


Author of five novels featuring Japanese secret agent Mr. Moto. See more trivia »

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 2015 Ms. Moto, Part 1 (Short) (novel)
 1965 The Return of Mr. Moto (character creator - uncredited)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 1958) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Point of No Return (1958) ... (novel)
- Sincerely, Willis Wade (1956) ... (story) / (writer)
 1957 Stopover Tokyo (novel)
 1955-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Haven's End (1957) ... (story)
- Beginning Now (1955) ... (story)
 1957 Top Secret Affair (novel "Melville Goodwin, U.S.A.")
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Late George Apley (1955) ... (novel)
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Haven's End (1954) ... (novel - as J.P. Marquand)
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Swell Girl (1952) ... (story)
 1950-1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes)
- The Return of Mr. Moto (1952) ... (story)
- Melville Goodwin, U.S.A. (1952) ... (story)
- Blockade (1951) ... (story)
- The End Game (1950) ... (story)
 1948 B.F.'s Daughter (novel "B.F.'s Daughter")
 1947 The Late George Apley (novel) / (play)
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq. (novel)
 1939 Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (character)
 1939 Mr. Moto in Danger Island (based on the character created by - as J.P. Marquand)
 1939 Mr. Moto's Last Warning (based on the character created by)
 1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto (character)
 1938 Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (character - as J.P. Marquand)
 1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble (based on the character created by)
 1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto (based on a story by)
 1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto (based on a story by - as J.P. Marquand)
 1922 The Right That Failed (story)

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Other Works:

Novel: "H.M. Pulham, Esq." (filmed as H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)) See more »

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J.P. Marquand

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Personal Quote:

I was sent to China in 1934 by the Saturday Evening Post with instructions to do a series of stories with authentic Oriental background. Naturally, I did a great deal of poking around in Chinese cities and finally wandered to Japan. There I was constantly shadowed by a polite little Japanese detective. Suddenly, it dawned on me that he was just the protagonist I was looking for - and while my ... See more »


Began his career writing romances and detective stories. His later novels often deal with the world of well-to-do American businessmen. See more »

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