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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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This is the only chapter of the Mr. Moto series to actually be based on an original Mr. Moto novel. See more »

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Madame Chung: My son, I am proud of you.
Herr Eric Koerger: He refuses to tell where your scrolls are.
Madame Chung: Did you expect him to bring dishonor upon his family?
Herr Eric Koerger: Well, perhaps he'll talk to protect you.
Prince Chung: [Begging] No! Stop!
Madame Chung: You have no fear for me.
Prince Chung: Please! No!
[Punched in Madam Chung's face]
Prince Chung: Stop! Don't, please!
Madame Chung: He will never tell you.
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really good Mr. Moto
2 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Peter Lorre is in top form as Mr. Moto in "Thank you, Mr. Moto," the 1937 second entry into the series.

Here Mr. Moto is on the trail of ancient scrolls that, once put together, lead one to the grave of Genghis Khan and millions of dollars. Moto has one scroll; the rest of them are owned by Madame Chung and her son (Pauline Frederick and Philip Ahn), who protect them as a duty to their ancestors, to keep the grave of Genghis Khan from desecration. Naturally there is a nefarious bunch after the scrolls, including Sidney Blackmer, Nedda Harrigan, and Sig Rumann. John Carradine is on hand as an unscrupulous antique dealer, rounding out a good cast with Jayne Regan and Tom Nelson as the young leads.

Chase scenes, murder, and gunfire all are aplenty here, but the end is very touching. Peter Lorre is marvelous. It's a shame that once Pearl Harbor was bombed, we had to say goodbye to Mr. Moto.


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