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Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  24 June 1938 (USA)
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In the jungle near Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Mr. Moto poses as an ineffectual archaeologist and a venerable holy man with mystical powers to help foil two insurgencies against the government.

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Complete credited cast:
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Rochelle Hudson ...
Victoria Mason
Robert Kent ...
Marty Weston
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Rajah Ali
Chick Chandler ...
Chick Davis
George Regas ...
Bokor
Frederick Vogeding ...
Zimmerman (as Fredrik Vogeding)
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Beautiful aviatrix Victoria Mason teams up with Mr. Moto in South East Asia to uncover a murderous village high priest who is trying to overthrow the ruling Rajah Ali. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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24 June 1938 (USA)  »

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Look Out, Mr. Moto  »

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Released as the fourth film in the Moto series, this was actually the second one filmed. 20th Century Fox thought that Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) was a stronger follow up to Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) than this and, as a result, 'Takes a Chance' was ultimately released in the summer of 1938 following _Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)_. See more »

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The first time Moto reaches for a carrier pigeon to relay a message to his government contact, you'll see that the cage door is already open. See more »

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Followed by Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) See more »

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One MORE reason to watch this film!
2 August 2005 | by (Long Island, United States) – See all my reviews

Another reviewer has disparaged this film, indicating that P. L. has a small part and that HE is the sole reason to watch it.

Not true.

Rochelle Hudson is an important addition to this film. Her performance in this Mr. Moto movie is well worth watching. She is also one of the most beautiful actresses you're ever likely to see.

If this movie ever becomes available on DVD, I hope I learn of it--I would gladly purchase same.

On the basis chiefly of Rochelle Hudson's contributions, I would rate this film 3 1/2 stars out of 5--or 7 out of 10. Viewers who are real Rochelle Hudson fans might well give it a 9 or a 10.


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