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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.

Director:

Norman Foster

Writers:

Philip MacDonald (original screen play by), Norman Foster (original screen play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Lorre ... Mr. Moto
Ricardo Cortez ... Fabian
Virginia Field ... Connie
John Carradine ... Danforth
George Sanders ... Eric Norvel
Joan Carroll ... Mary Delacour (as Joan Carol)
Robert Coote ... Rollo
Margaret Irving ... Madame Delacour
Leyland Hodgson ... Hawkins
John Davidson ... Hakin
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Moto No. 6 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 Fabian is fighting with Connie after she overheard his plans, he says if it weren't for him she'd be 'rotting in Dartmoor Prison'.

Dartmoor Prison is a real prison, but houses only men. 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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Connections

References Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bonnie (Lies Over the Ocean)
(1881) (uncredited)
Written by H.J. Fuller
Played on piano and sung by two men at Connies Place
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There's No one Quite Like Lorre
29 September 2006 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I've always enjoyed Peter Lorre. When you run the gamut of actors from the inception of the motion picture, I can think of no one to match him. Here he plays a Chinese detective. His credibility is in question because of that very fact. Nevertheless, there is a sort of acceptance due to the wisdom of Asians. I suppose this all came out of the Charlie Chan mythos. In this one there is a plot to blow up the French fleet. It would be a major act of war and a great defeat. Mr. Moto is forced to make his way among a bevy of bad guys. There's espionage, double dealing, but he makes his solitary way through this confusing mess. One of the bad guys is a ventriloquist who seems to have a sick fascination with his dummy. Of course, this all works into the plot. Mr. Moto manages to engage the help of several other characters and finds a way to save the day.


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