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Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 24 June 1938 (USA)
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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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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Almost all of the actors and actresses in this episode had passed away in real life in their 40's and 50's 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's Last Warning (1939) See more »

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Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938) **
25 February 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I've only seen the first three Mr. Moto films at this point but this was easily the least of them so far. Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre) poses as an archaeologist in a Cambodian jungle to sabotage the anti-government plans being cooked up by leader Rajah Ali (J. Edward Bromberg). He is helped out by a female spy (Rochelle Hudson) who has "conveniently" crashed her own plane on the island. This one plays very much like an old Republic serial. Detracting much from whatever enjoyment there is here are two silly American newsreel photographers who work their way into the story, providing what I suppose they think is comic relief. ** out of ****


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