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Mr. Moto's Last Warning

1939

Norman Foster
Director
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Studio

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).

-Dave W.



20th January 1939
Cinema

Not Rated

71 mins
1.37:1




Peter Lorre
Mr. Kentaro Moto
Ricardo Cortez
Fabian the Great
Virginia Field
Connie Porter
John Carradine
Danforth / Richard Burke
George Sanders
Eric Norvel
Joan Carroll
Marie Delacour
Robert Coote
Rollo Venables
Margaret Irving
Madame Delacour
Leyland Hodgson
Capt. Bert Hawkins
John Davidson
Hakin
Jimmy Aubrey
Bill the Waiter (uncredited)
Ted Billings
Barfly (uncredited)
A. R. Bogard
Hoist Man
(uncredited)
Daniel Boone
Deep Sea Diver
(uncredited)
David Cavendish
Deck Officer
(uncredited)
E.E. Clive
Port Commandant General
(uncredited)
Neil Fitzgerald
English Sergeant
(uncredited)
Harold Goodwin
Nightclub Bouncer / Seaman
(uncredited)
Holmes Herbert
Bentham (uncredited)
George Humbert
Stage Manager
(uncredited)
Jacques Lory
Markaday - Juggler
(uncredited)
Pat McKee
Seaman Observing Fight
(uncredited)
Lal Chand Mehra
Customs Officer
(uncredited)
Victor Metzetti
Cab Driver
(uncredited)
Robert F. Owens
Tender (uncredited)
Jack Perry
Guard at Door
(uncredited)
Georges Renavent
Admiral Jacques Delacour
(uncredited)
Wayne Rivers
Cable Man
(uncredited)
Bert Roach
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
C. Montague Shaw
Admiral Lord Streetly
(uncredited)
Teru Shimada
Fake Mr. Moto
(uncredited)
H. W. Stroele
Tender
(uncredited)
Al Wesslen
Deep Sea Diver
(uncredited)
Eric Wilton
Deck Steward
(uncredited)
Unknown
Seaman Mugging Rollo
Unknown
Seaman Mugging Rollo
Unknown
Talker on "Vulcan"
Unknown
Man in Bar
Unknown
Girl Backstage
Unknown
Girl Backstage
Unknown
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