In the sixth of eight films in this series, spies mine the Suez Canal in order to drive a wedge in Anglo-French relations; it's up to Mr. Moto to foil their plans.
Enjoyable spy thriller enlivened considerably, as always, by Lorre's charming portrayal of Moto. Cortez, not usually regarded as a good actor, is fine as the main antagonist (and not a bad ventriloquist!), and Robert Coote is the platonic ideal of the British silly-ass.You also have George Sanders looking disdainful, John Carradine in a fake beard that screams secret agent, and E.E. Clive being British, ay wot. Great stuff. Rather ironic to see a Japanese agent being so helpful to the Allies so close to World War II, though (well, in the movies he is Interpol, but in the books he works for the Japanese government).