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
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Nedda Harrigan ...
Madame Tchernov
Philip Ahn ...
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John Bleifer ...
Ivan
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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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This Moto entry has unexpected pleasures
14 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly typical Mr. Moto film from the superb B-unit at Twentieth Century Fox, but I was quite surprised by certain elements of depth in the film. There are moments of brutality that exceed what was standard in films, especially B-films, of the time. But more interesting was the emotional factor. One scene, the last scene between Peter Lorre's Moto and Philip Ahn's Prince Chung, is really amazing for its humanity and poignant quality, something not readily found in 67-minute programmers of the period. The Moto films, like the Charlie Chans Fox made, are all splendidly made little pictures. This one is better than most.


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