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Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)

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Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.

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Norman Foster

Writers:

Wyllis Cooper (screen play) (as Willis Cooper), Norman Foster (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Lorre ... Mr. Moto
Thomas Beck ... Tom Nelson
Pauline Frederick ... Madame Chung
Jayne Regan ... Eleanor Joyce
Sidney Blackmer ... Herr Koerger
Sig Ruman ... Colonel Tchernov (as Sig Rumann)
John Carradine ... Piereira
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Schneider (as William Von Brincken)
Nedda Harrigan ... Madame Tchernov
Philip Ahn ... Prince Chung
John Bleifer John Bleifer ... Ivan
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Storyline

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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Mystery in China! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | German | Chinese

Release Date:

24 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le serment de M. Moto See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The McGuffin in John Marquand's original novel was stolen Chinese art treasures, but that was changed in the film adaptation to seven scrolls which, when combined, would lead to the location of Genghis Khan's hidden tomb and treasure. See more »

Quotes

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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Followed by Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) See more »

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The Amur's Waves Walz
Music by Maks Kyuss
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Mr. Moto must track down a complete set of ancient Chinese Scrolls to solve multiple murders.
10 April 2008 | by maksquibsSee all my reviews

Exemplary Mr Moto entry is the darkest in the series and boasts a compelling emotional undertow that's as effective as it is unexpected. For once, the lame comic relief is expunged (studio execs, no doubt, forced its quick return) which allows Peter Lorre's wonderful characterization an extra bit of space to work in while following the procedural detective tropes and handling Moto's apt witticisms. (That's Lorre's stunt double handling the physical stuff.) The basic story involving some antique Chinese scrolls that make up a sort of treasure map was (atypically) based on a novel by Moto creator John P. Marquand and this may add to the tough, blunt tone hiding just below the surface. All the Moto films entertain, but this one sticks with you.


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