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Mr. Moto’s Last Warning

This [sixth in the series] is one of the better Moto pictures. Cast in a colorful Egyptian background, yarn is replete with mystery and action. Strong supporting cast is chiefly notable for excellent comeback by Ricardo Cortez. Also creditable are Virginia Field, blonde, English importation; George Sanders, the heavy, also British; John Carradine as a secret service operative, and Robert Coote as a caricatured English tourist.

With:
Peter Lorre Ricardo Cortez Virginia Field John Carradine George Sanders Joan Carol

This [sixth in the series] is one of the better Moto pictures. Cast in a colorful Egyptian background, yarn is replete with mystery and action. Strong supporting cast is chiefly notable for excellent comeback by Ricardo Cortez. Also creditable are Virginia Field, blonde, English importation; George Sanders, the heavy, also British; John Carradine as a secret service operative, and Robert Coote as a caricatured English tourist.

Peter Lorre, in the title role, agent of the International Police, and Cortez, as leader of a spy ring working for some unnamed country anxious to disrupt England’s and France’s sphere of influence in the Near East, are the principal protagonists. Posing as a vaudeville ventriloquist, Cortez plots to blow up the French fleet as it steams into Port Said for maneuvers. Lorre, working as a Japanese shopkeeper, survives several attempts on his life, but ultimately frustrates the plot.

Photography, direction and editing are adequate.

Mr. Moto's Last Warning

Production: 20th Century-Fox. Director Norman Foster; Producer Sol M. Wurtzel (exec.); Screenplay Philip MacDonald, Norman Foster; Camera Virgil Miller; Editor Norman Colbert; Music Samuel Kaylin (dir.); Art Director Bernard Herzbrun, Lewis Creber

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1939. Running time: 71 MIN.

With: Peter Lorre Ricardo Cortez Virginia Field John Carradine George Sanders Joan Carol

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