Mr. Moto's Last Warning


1h 11m 1939

Brief Synopsis

A Japanese spy tries to stop secret agents from blowing up the Suez Canal to trigger world war.

Film Details

Also Known As
Mister Moto in Egypt, Mr. Moto No. 6, Winter Garden
Genre
Mystery
Release Date
Jan 20, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the character created by John P. Marquand.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,376ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Fabian, the leader of a spy ring, plots to disrupt the peaceful relations between England and France by blowing up the French fleet as it steams through Port Said in the Suez Canal. Although Fabian is posing as a ventriloquist to hide his sinister activities, British agent Burke has infiltrated the ring under the alias of Danforth, and has warned the French of imminent danger. Consequently, the arrival of the fleet has been delayed. Meanwhile, Mr. Moto, an agent of the International Police who is masquerading as an antique dealer, is also trying to uncover Fabian's plot. After ordering Eric Norvel, one of his men, to trick the admiral's wife, Madame Delacour, into revealing the arrival date of the fleet, Fabian discovers that Danforth is a British agent, then disposes of him by cutting Danforth's lifeline on the diving bell into which he is submerged near the site of the explosives. Thus Fabian cleverly makes it seem as if the British are responsible for the sabotage. Becoming suspicious of the antique dealer, Fabian orders his girl friend, Connie Porter, to follow him. Connie's report confirms Fabian's suspicions that the antique dealer is Mr. Moto, and Fabian orders that he be killed, but Moto cleverly escapes. As the fleet steams into port, Fabian readies to give Norvel the signal to detonate the explosives, but Moto intercepts Norvel and sets off the explosives before the fleet can reach port. Fabian then tries to kill Moto himself, but his attempt is cut short when Connie, who has discovered his treachery, shoots him.

Film Details

Also Known As
Mister Moto in Egypt, Mr. Moto No. 6, Winter Garden
Genre
Mystery
Release Date
Jan 20, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the character created by John P. Marquand.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,376ft (7 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

The theatre programme outside the Sultana Theatre includes Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938), with a "Last Day" notice pasted over it.

Notes

The working titles of this film were Mr. Moto No. 6, Winter Garden and Mr. Moto in Egypt. A Hollywood Reporter production chart adds Virginia Bruce to the cast, but she was not in the released film. According to materials contained in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department at the UCLA Theater Arts Library, Miles Mander was originally cast as Danforth. For additional information about the series, please consult the entry below for the 1937 film Think Fast, Mr. Moto.