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Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)

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Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.

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Thomas Beck ...
Tom Nelson
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Madame Chung
Jayne Regan ...
Eleanor Joyce
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Herr Eric Koerger
Sig Ruman ...
Colonel Tchernov (as Sig Rumann)
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Pereira
Wilhelm von Brincken ...
Schneider (as William Von Brincken)
Nedda Harrigan ...
Madame Tchernov
Philip Ahn ...
Prince Chung
John Bleifer ...
Ivan
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Storyline

Mr Moto competes with a gang of ruthless treasure-hunters for possession of seven scrolls which, when brought together, form a map which reveals the location of the tomb of Genghis Khan, reputed to contain fabulous treasure. Moto already has one scroll, but the rest are owned by Prince Chung and his mother, who consider it a sacred duty to their ancestors to protect the scrolls and the secret of the Khan's tomb. Written by Daniel Frankham <danielf@my-Deja.com>

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scroll | map | genghis khan | treasure | tomb | See more »


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24 December 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le serment de M. Moto  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Third MOTO to be produced, but the second to be released. Generally considered to be the best of all 8 entries. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Moto: Please don't be alarmed. I am only attempting to break into the safe.
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Followed by Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) See more »

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Mr. Moto must track down a complete set of ancient Chinese Scrolls to solve multiple murders.
10 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Exemplary Mr Moto entry is the darkest in the series and boasts a compelling emotional undertow that's as effective as it is unexpected. For once, the lame comic relief is expunged (studio execs, no doubt, forced its quick return) which allows Peter Lorre's wonderful characterization an extra bit of space to work in while following the procedural detective tropes and handling Moto's apt witticisms. (That's Lorre's stunt double handling the physical stuff.) The basic story involving some antique Chinese scrolls that make up a sort of treasure map was (atypically) based on a novel by Moto creator John P. Marquand and this may add to the tough, blunt tone hiding just below the surface. All the Moto films entertain, but this one sticks with you.


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