Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)





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In this film, Peter Lorre makes his fifth appearance as J. P. Marquand's polite but deadly Japanese sleuth Mr. Moto. This time Moto is called in by Scotland Yard to thwart a vicious gang of international assassins. To infiltrate the gang, Moto poses as a Devil's Island inmate.


Peter Lorre
as Mr. Moto
Mary Maguire
as Ann Richman
Henry Wilcoxon
as Anton Darvak
Leon Ames
as Paul Brissac
Erik Rhodes
as David Scott-Frensham
Harold Huber
as Ernst Litmar
Forrester Harvey
as George Higgins
Fredrik Vogeding
as Gottfried Brujo
Lester Matthews
as Sir Charles Murchison
Karen Sorrell
as Lotus Liu
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Critic Reviews for Mysterious Mr. Moto

All Critics (1)

The banal plot is the weak spot, but the action at the climax is good.

June 29, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mysterious Mr. Moto

Typical entry into the Hollywood "inscrutable Asian as wily detective" cliché that cheats the audience by keeping the clues from us until the reveal at the end: only the detective noticed!!! Still, its a fun genre, while there are no surprises (at least not anymore).

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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