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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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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

Third MOTO to be produced, but the second to be released. Generally considered to be the best of all 8 entries. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Moto: Please don't be alarmed. I am only attempting to break into the safe.
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Connections

Followed by Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938) See more »

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The Amur's Waves Walz
Music by Maks Kyuss
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Thank You, Mr. Moto (1938) ***
1 September 2006 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

This is the second Mr. Moto film and I enjoyed the hell out of it! I've only got two movies of this series under my belt at the time of this writing but I liked this entry even more than the first one, which was called THINK FAST, MR. MOTO. I was struck by how much the Moto character and the formula of this film in particular reminded me of James Bond; I could almost see Sean Connery somewhere in here, if he had taken on 007 twenty-five years sooner!

Peter Lorre again plays the very eccentric Mr. Moto, and this time he's trying to find the tomb of Genghis Khan, which can only be located by securing seven ancient scrolls with intricate artwork drawn on them that may provide the desired information. There is a treasure housed in the burial place, and so Moto is not the only seeker interested in obtaining each of these valued art scrolls. Lorre is very good in this part, and he displays a varying array of moods as Mr. Moto. This chapter benefits from a generous amount of wham-bam action and also some necessary violence which seems daring for the times in which the production was made. It's also a real treat to see Sig Rumann here again as the heavy, as well as a change of pace stint by John Carradine as a foreign antiques dealer. Good stuff. Thank You indeed, Mr. Moto. *** out of ****


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