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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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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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Mr. Moto No. 6  »

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Trivia

Shot in 1938, not released until 1939. See more »

Goofs

The sign for the Sultana Theatre appears to advertise the film Charlie Chan in Honolulu, but it clearly reads "Starring Warner Oland", and that film featured Sidney Toler, not Oland, as Charlie Chan. However, this is very likely not an error but done in tribute to the recently deceased Mr. Oland, a longtime Fox contract star. 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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I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
(1907) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by John Glover Kind
Arranged by Andrew Carter
Sung by the dummy in Fabian's ventriloquism act at the theater
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Maybe the best in the Series...
1 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Has a lotta the old reliable British character actor standbys of the time, E.E. Clive, Coates, Sanders, etc. It's good, the 'great shots' were indeed that, Lorre and Carradine in good form, there was more $$$ thrown into the making of this one than in others in the series. I enjoyed this alot, and if you like Moto or Lorre at all, this one is a must.

*** outta ****


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