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Thank You, Mr. Moto

USA 1937
produced by
Sol M. Wurtzel (executive) for 20th Century Fox
directed by Norman Foster
starring Peter Lorre, Thomas Beck, Pauline Frederick, Jayne Regan, Sidney Blackmer, Sig Ruman, John Carradine, Wilhelm von Brincken, Nedda Harrigan, Philip Ahn, John Bleifer, Chester Gan, Charles Stevens
screenplay by Norman Foster, Wyllis Cooper, based on a story by John P.Marquand

Mr. Moto

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Mr Moto (Peter Lorre) has travelled to China to retrieve one of the scrolls of Genghis Khan, which was stolen from his friend Prince Chung (Philip Ahn), and before he knows it, he has a murder on his hands, and what's worse, he was the killer, saving Prince Chung from ruthless collector Tchernov (Sig Ruman).

Somehow, Moto gets his hands on the scroll, but now he has become the target of ruthless thief and adventurer Koerger (Sidney Blackmer) and his partner in crime (and love) Mrs Thernov (Nedda Harrigan), and the two and their accomplices make countless attempts to steal the scroll, until Moto lets them steal a fake scroll.

Why, you may ask, is the scroll of Genghis Khan all that priceless though?

Because when it's combined with the other six scrolls of Genghis Khan, it leads to the man's burial place where his treasure can be found as well - according to legend. The other six scrolls are still in the possession of Prince Chung, and thus Koerger and company ruthlessly torture and murder him and his mother (Pauline Frederick) before Moto can intervene, then thy take his companions Tom (Thomas Beck) and Eleanor (Jayne Regan) captive and travel by boat to where they think the treasure to be. They also think they have killed Moto, which makes it all the easier for him to enter their boat and scare the crew who thinks he's a ghost shitless. Then he pretends to strike a deal with Koerger and Mrs Tchernov, but actually he plays them against each other, until he has her think Koerger has an affair with Eleanor ... and when they get into a fight amongst themselves, it's easy for Moto to win the upper hand, and before you know it all the baddies but Mrs Tchernov are killed ... and Moto burns the scrolls that have caused so much pain to everyone involved.

 

Rather routine whodunnit-adventure that at least portrays Mr Moto in a rather ambivalent light for the most part, a cold-blooded killer even, and thus gives Peter Lorre at least the occasional opportunity to shine, but other than that, there isn't too much to recommend this film. however, there are worse ways to kill 70 minutes.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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