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Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 24 December 1937 (USA)
Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.

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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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The McGuffin in John Marquand's original novel was stolen Chinese art treasures, but that was changed in the film adaptation to seven scrolls which, when combined, would lead to the location of Genghis Khan's hidden tomb and treasure. See more »

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Mr. Moto: Please don't be alarmed. I am only attempting to break into the safe.
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Follows Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) See more »

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The Amur's Waves Walz
Music by Maks Kyuss
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One of the best Mr.Motos
26 October 2005 | by (Hampton, VA) – See all my reviews

I love the Mr. Moto series. My favorite is the first, Think Fast, Mr. Moto, but this second in the series comes a close second. Mr.Moto has been tasked (by whom we don't know) to locate the treasure of Genghis Kahn. His good friend Prince Chung is a descendant of Kahn, and cares for 5 (one was stolen) scrolls that, when put together with the remaining two, reveal the location of the tomb of Genghis Kahn, and within it, a vast treasure.

Considering how Japanese/Chinese relations were at the time, the friendship of Moto and Chung is perhaps unusual, but its very touching.

John Carradine does a lovely turn as the slimy antique dealer Parera, Thomas Beck is the usual boyish hero in love with the girl. Philip Ahn is quite good as Prince Chung. Why his mother was played by Pauline Frederick instead of a Chinese woman I do not know, but she did quite a good job in her last movie.

Quite a few Chinese actors had walk ons in this movie, and the Chinese police are shown in a good light - they too are anxious to stop the smuggling of art objects.

It's fast paced, it's fun, I recommend it.


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