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Mr. Moto Collection(1937-1939)

Collection of movies featuring Mr. Moto Mr. Moto is a fictional Japanese secret agent created by the American author John P. Marquand. He appeared in six novels by Marquand published between 1935 and 1957. Marquand initially created the character for the Saturday Evening Post, which was seeking stories with an Asian hero after the death of Charlie Chan's creator Earl Derr Biggers. In various other media, Mr. Moto has been portrayed as an international law enforcement agent. These include eight motion pictures starring Peter Lorre between 1937 and 1939, 23 radio shows starring James Monk broadcast in 1951, a 1965 film starring Henry Silva, and a 2003 comic book produced by Moonstone Books. The graphic novel Welcome Back, Mr. Moto by Rafael Nieves and Tim Hamilton published by Moonstone Books in 2008 (originally published in 2003 as a 3-issue comic book miniseries) portrays Mr. Moto as an American of Japanese descent helping Japanese-American citizens after World War II.


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Think Fast, Mr. Moto(1937)

NR
| 1h 7min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

When his import/export business infiltrated by international diamond smugglers, Mr. Moto must follow a trail of clues littered with beautiful women, glittering gems and deadly assassins. Making his way from the mysterious streets of San Francisco's Chinatown to the dark and dangerous alleys of Shanghai, Mr. Moto will stop at nothing to bring the culprits to justice...even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice!

Thank You, Mr. Moto(1937)

NR
| 1h 7min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Drama
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Mr. Moto Heads to China on a quest for seven ancient scrolls that reveal the location of Genghis Khan's tomb—a crypt filled with fabulous treasure! But Moto isn't the only one stalking the scrolls—so is a shadowy band of thieves. But when his ruthless rivals go too far, the mild-mannered detective's quest for antiquities becomes a passion for vengeance—because if he can't bring these villains to justice... he'll bring them to their knees.

Mr. Moto Takes a Chance(1938)

NR
| 1h 3min | Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

In the jungle near Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Mr. Moto poses as an ineffectual archaeologist and a venerable holy man with mystical powers to help foil two insurgencies against the government.

Mysterious Mr. Moto(1938)

2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

The Japanese detective (Peter Lorre) rounds up a league of assassins for Scotland Yard.

Mr. Moto's Gamble(1938)

NR
| 1h 12min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Celebrated as supersleuth, Mr. Moto comes out fighting when a brutal boxing match turns into cold-blooded murder! Assisted by detective-in-training Lee Chan, Moto sets out to track down the killer based on a single ominous clue: a poisoned boxing glove! But when Moto's hunch points to a corrupt gambling syndicate, he's forced to wager his very life to unmask the culprit—or go down for the count...permanently!

Mr. Moto in Danger Island(1939)

NR
| 1h 4min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 6 votes)

Danger has a special sparkle when Mr. Moto heads to Puerto Rico to put a stop to the glut of contraband diamonds that are flooding the world's jewel market! But his smuggling investigation quickly turns into a murder mystery when both an undercover government agent and a top political figure wind up dead—and Moto begins to suspect that he is going to need a gem of a plan... to put these crooks on ice!

Directed by Herbert I. Leeds - With Peter Lorre

Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation(1939)

NR
| 1h 5min | Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

All work and no play makes Mr. Moto a busy detective! Mr. Moto heads to Egypt to thwart a criminal mastermind determined to steal the priceless crown of the Queen of Sheba. But the action heats up and the suspense soars when the precious treasure begins its perilous journey to America and Mr. Moto must race against time to unmask a cunning thief who will stop at nothing—not even murder—to get what he wants!

Mr. Moto's Last Warning(1939)

1h 11min | Action, Thriller, Mystery
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

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.

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