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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.

Director:

Norman Foster

Writers:

Philip MacDonald (original screen play by), Norman Foster (original screen play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Lorre ... Mr. Moto
Ricardo Cortez ... Fabian
Virginia Field ... Connie
John Carradine ... Danforth
George Sanders ... Eric Norvel
Joan Carroll ... Mary Delacour (as Joan Carol)
Robert Coote ... Rollo
Margaret Irving ... Madame Delacour
Leyland Hodgson ... Hawkins
John Davidson ... Hakin
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Moto No. 6 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ricardo Cortez sings the 'seaside' song just like Basil Rathbone did in 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Connections

Follows Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

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 gazzo-2See 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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