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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

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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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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

Follows Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) See more »

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The Amur's Waves Walz
Music by Maks Kyuss
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really good Mr. Moto
2 September 2013 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Peter Lorre is in top form as Mr. Moto in "Thank you, Mr. Moto," the 1937 second entry into the series.

Here Mr. Moto is on the trail of ancient scrolls that, once put together, lead one to the grave of Genghis Khan and millions of dollars. Moto has one scroll; the rest of them are owned by Madame Chung and her son (Pauline Frederick and Philip Ahn), who protect them as a duty to their ancestors, to keep the grave of Genghis Khan from desecration. Naturally there is a nefarious bunch after the scrolls, including Sidney Blackmer, Nedda Harrigan, and Sig Rumann. John Carradine is on hand as an unscrupulous antique dealer, rounding out a good cast with Jayne Regan and Tom Nelson as the young leads.

Chase scenes, murder, and gunfire all are aplenty here, but the end is very touching. Peter Lorre is marvelous. It's a shame that once Pearl Harbor was bombed, we had to say goodbye to Mr. Moto.


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