MR. Moto Movies on DVD
It's a warning the folks running the Suez Canal should heed, because wily detective Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre) has uncovered a plot to blow up the waterway and start an international incident. With George Sanders, Virginia Field, John Carradine. 71 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono. Plays All Regions.
John P. Marquand's Asian detective tackles some of his toughest cases in a four-disc collection starring Peter Lorre in the title role. A freighter bound for Shanghai from San Francisco is the setting for a mystery involving a shadowy woman, an important letter, and a murder in the series's first entry, "Think Fast, Mr. Moto" (1937). Virginia Field co-stars. The mannerly Moto tries to stop unscrupulous treasure hunters from acquiring seven scrolls that form a map leading to the tomb of Genghis Khan, in "Thank You, Mr. Moto" (1937), with Pauline Frederick, Thomas Peck. Next, "Mr. Moto Takes A Chance" (1938) in the jungles of Indochina, where he joins a beautiful American pilot (Rochelle Hudson) in an effort to foil a rebellion staged by an evil high priest. And while on assignment for Scotland Yard, the "Mysterious Mr. Moto" (1938) goes undercover in Devil's Island prison to infiltrate a band of international assassins. Mary Maguire, Henry Wilcoxon co-star. 4 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; interview; featurettes; theatrical trailers.