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Mr Moto Takes a Vacation

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Director  Norman Foster
Music director  Samuel Kaylin
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Story by  John P. Marquand
Country  United States
Mr Moto Takes a Vacation movie poster
Release date  June 1939
Based on  Based on the character created by John P. Marquand
Writer  Philip MacDonald (original screenplay), Norman Foster (original screenplay), John P. Marquand (character)
Cast  Peter Lorre (Mr. Moto), Joseph Schildkraut (Hendrik Manderson), Lionel Atwill (Professor Roger Chauncey Hilderbrand), Virginia Field (Eleanore Kirke), John 'Dusty' King (Howard Stevens), Iva Stewart (Susan French)
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Mr Moto Takes A Vacation (1939) is a Norman Foster-directed entry in the Mr. Moto film series, with Lionel Atwill and Joseph Schildkraut and George Huntley, as Archie Featherstone, in supporting roles. This was the last Mr. Moto film that Peter Lorre appeared in.


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The movie was the seventh filmed in the series. However it was not released until after Mr. Moto in Danger Island, out of nine Mr. Moto series from 20th Century Fox.

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Plot summary

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American archeologist Howard Stevens (John 'Dusty' King) recovers the ancient crown of the Queen of Sheba; the priceless artifact is shipped to the San Francisco Museum. Ostensibly on vacation, Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre) shows up to guard the crown from a notorious master thief, whom everyone assumes is dead. Using a variety of disguises, the very-much-alive thief succeeds in pilfering the crown-only to discover that Moto has remained three steps ahead of him throughout the film.


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  • Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto
  • Joseph Schildkraut as Hendrik Manderson
  • Lionel Atwill as Professor Hildebrand
  • Virginia Field as Eleanore Kirke
  • John 'Dusty' King as Howard Stevens (as John King)
  • Iva Stewart as Susan French
  • G. P. Huntley as Archie Featherstone
  • Victor Varconi as Paul Borodoff
  • John Bleifer as Wendling
  • Honorable Wu as Wong
  • Morgan Wallace as David Perez
  • Anthony Warde as Joe Rubla
  • Harry Strang as O'Hara, Museum Guard
  • John Davidson as Prince Suleid
  • unbilled players include Jimmy Aubrey, Willie Best, Stanley Blystone, Gino Corrado, Ralph Dunn, Hank Mann, and Cyril Ring
  • Production

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    Iva Stewart, a member of Fox's stock company, was given her first dramatic lead in the film. Lionel Atwill made the movie as the first in a four picture deal with Fox.

    Home Video Release

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    This film, along with Mr. Moto in Danger Island, Mr. Moto's Gamble, Mr. Moto's Last Warning and (as a DVD extra) The Return of Mr. Moto, was released on DVD in 2007 by 20th Century Fox as part of The Mr. Moto Collection, Volume Two.


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