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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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Audiences know when Moto appears something exciting is about to happen. (Press book ad). See more »


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Le serment de M. Moto  »

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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

Madame Tchernov: You'll never find out that way!
Schneider: Chinese are stubborn swine. You could kill them before they'll talk.
Herr Eric Koerger: I'll give you one more chance.
Prince Chung: No.
[Koerger got an idea]
Herr Eric Koerger: Untie his mother. Bring her in. Perhaps you'll change your mind.
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Connections

Followed by Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) See more »

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The Amur's Waves Walz
Music by Maks Kyuss
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Lorre was Outstanding
12 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this 1937 film starring Peter Lorre as Mr. Kentaro Moto who is an Interpole Detective and also an adventurer. Mr. Moto is assigned to track down some very rare Chinese scrolls or Treasure Maps which will lead to the secret treasure of Genghis Khan worth over 10 Million Dollars. There are many women and men looking for these maps and they need all seven of them in order to solve the mystery as to just where the Genghis Khan fortune is hidden. John Carradine gives a great supporting role as a Peniera, Antique Dealer who is a very shady character and tries to sell people phony antiques at very high prices. Peter Lorre tried to play a Chinese Detective, but I am afraid his voice and rolling hard boiled eyes gives him away. This is a very entertaining film and if you like Peter Lorre, you will love this Moto Series. Enjoy.


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