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Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  7 July 1939 (USA)
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Disguised as a German archaeologist, Moto helps unearth the priceless crown of the legendary Queen of Sheba and sans disguise defends it from a variety of thugs and criminals.

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Hendrik Manderson
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Professor Roger Chauncey Hildebrand
Virginia Field ...
Eleanore Kirke
John 'Dusty' King ...
Howard Stevens (as John King)
Iva Stewart ...
Susan French
G.P. Huntley ...
Archie Featherstone (as George P. Huntley Jr.)
Victor Varconi ...
Paul Borodoff
John Bleifer ...
Wendling
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David Perez
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Joe Rubla
Harry Strang ...
O'Hara, Museum Guard
John Davidson ...
Prince Suleid
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A young and handsome archaeologist discovers the crown of the Queen of Sheba, and returns with it to a San Francisco museum where it is put on display. Its safety is in doubt as many criminals want the crown -- an international pair of criminals, a San Francisco gangster and his cohorts, and a super criminal known as Metaxa. Mr. Moto is forced to postpone his vacation while he deals with the threat. Written by thethunderchild@omnivoreink.com

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7 July 1939 (USA)  »

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Of Fox's 8 MOTO features starring Peter Lorre, this was the seventh to be produced, but the last to be released. Copyright 1939, completed September 1938. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Hildebrand: There's no harm in a man looking his best.
Hendrik Manderson: It won't make any difference in your case.
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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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Nothing great, passable.
9 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...but jest barely. It's nothing great, the final Heave of a series getting the heave Ho by the studio, cast, writers, etc. Nonsense about Cleopatra, Jewels in London and the like. You can watch this and enjoy it-but don't be fooled-this wasn't going anywheres.

Peter Lorre while making the best of the situation and the role, knew that he was fast becoming typecast as the little Japanese, inscrutable Karate-chopping detective, and therefore made a point of getting away from it.

Plus you knew w/ the War coming on, he wasn't gonna stick to it.

** outta ****


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