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Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 20 January 1939 (USA)
Moto thwarts a ruthless band of international agents who try to foment an international incident by mining the entrance to the Suez Canal and blaming the British.

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Capt. Bert Hawkins
John Davidson ...
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Storyline

A Japanese man claiming to be Mr Moto, of the International Police, is abducted and murdered soon after disembarking from a ship at Port Said in Egypt. The real Mr Moto is already in Port Said, investigating a conspiracy against the British and French governments. The dead man was his colleague, impersonating him to throw the conspirators off his scent. Mr Moto recognises one of the conspirators as a British Secret Service agent, and together they discover that the gang have mined the harbour in preparation for the arrival of the French fleet. Their aim is to throw the blame onto the British, which may start a second World War. Written by Daniel Frankham <danielf@my-Deja.com>

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20 January 1939 (USA)  »

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Mr. Moto No. 6  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Of Fox's eight "Moto"s, this was the sixth to be produced, and the seventh to be released. See more »

Goofs

When Lord Streetly, an admiral, is talking in the opening scene, he says the fleet will arrive at "23 o'clock". As a military man he would undoubtedly say 2300 hours or,at a pinch, 11 o'clock in the evening but not 23 o'clock. See more »

Quotes

Danforth - aka Richard Burke: Moto, I'm beginning to believe all the stories I've heard about you.
Mr. Kentaro Moto: Please do not. I do not.
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Referenced in Five of a Kind (1938) See more »

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Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Played twice for off-screen acts at the theater
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Good Setting & Atmosphere; Lorre is Fun to Watch
22 August 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Peter Lorre is always fun to watch, and this 'Mr. Moto' film gives him a good role that allows him to do a lot of things. The story itself is pretty good - although there are some loose ends, it moves quickly and has some offbeat aspects that usually work. Lorre carries the show, but there is a good supporting cast, especially George Sanders and John Carradine.

The setting and atmosphere are interesting, combining the waterfront setting (in Port Said) with an assortment of characters of different nationalities. The stage variety show, which is at the center of much of the action, creates some good moments. All in all, a pretty good feature that works well as light entertainment.


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