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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939)

As Europe teeters on the brink of war, a group of foreign saboteurs hatch a plot to blow up the French fleet and blame it on the British in the hopes of setting them against each other. The renowned Japanese secret agent Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre) devises his own trap to ferret out the conspirators. Based on the character created by John P. Marquand in a series of novels and directed by Norman Foster (JOURNEY INTO FEAR). This was the sixth film in the eight movie 20th Century Fox Mr. Moto franchise. The Mr. Moto series is more action oriented (Moto does jujitsu) than the similar Charlie Chan franchise which are traditional mysteries. This effort is quite enjoyable if you're partial to the series (as I am). The pacing is swift and moves along quickly so that you don't have enough time to be bored. With George Sanders, Ricardo Cortez, Robert Coote, John Carradine, Virginia Field and Margaret Irving. 

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