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Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 24 December 1937 (USA)
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Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.

Director:

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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Audiences know when Moto appears something exciting is about to happen. (Press book ad). 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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Production Co:

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

This is the only chapter of the Mr. Moto series to actually be based on an original Mr. Moto novel. See more »

Quotes

Madame Tchernov: You'll never find out that way!
Schneider: Chinese are stubborn swine. You could kill them before they'll talk.
Herr Eric Koerger: I'll give you one more chance.
Prince Chung: No.
[Koerger got an idea]
Herr Eric Koerger: Untie his mother. Bring her in. Perhaps you'll change your mind.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

The Amur's Waves Walz
Music by Maks Kyuss
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This Moto entry has unexpected pleasures
14 March 2009 | by JimB-4See all my reviews

This is a fairly typical Mr. Moto film from the superb B-unit at Twentieth Century Fox, but I was quite surprised by certain elements of depth in the film. There are moments of brutality that exceed what was standard in films, especially B-films, of the time. But more interesting was the emotional factor. One scene, the last scene between Peter Lorre's Moto and Philip Ahn's Prince Chung, is really amazing for its humanity and poignant quality, something not readily found in 67-minute programmers of the period. The Moto films, like the Charlie Chans Fox made, are all splendidly made little pictures. This one is better than most.


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