When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »
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>
Ricardo Cortez sings the 'seaside' song just like Basil Rathbone did in 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'. See more »
While George Sanders tries to employ a French accent, his interaction with the accents of [Link:nm0793574] (Japanese) and [Link:nm0000048] (German-inflected English while affecting a terrible Japanese accent) clearly causes him problems. See more »
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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