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Monday, May 26, 2008

MR. MOTO TAKES A CHANCE (1938)


If you exclude MR. MOTO’S GAMBLE which is really a ‘Charlie Chan’ pic (see below), this is the least of the Moto series. The workable plot concerns a munitions warehouse hidden in a Cambodian temple, but there’s a poverty row feel to the thing. Not so much in production values, but in the writing & execution, as if everyone was just going through the motions. Peter Lorre ’s Moto spends a third of the picture as an ancient holy man (looking & sounding like a precursor to Yoda from STAR WARS), and combining the comic relief with the romantic subplot only makes things worse. If this happens to be your first MOTO don’t let it be your last. Six of the eight adventures are tremendous fun, so hang in there.

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