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Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation Details


This eighth (and final) entry in 20th Century-Fox's "Mr. Moto" series once again stars Peter Lorre as J. P. Marquand's resourceful and unfailingly polite Japanese detective. When American archeologist Howard Stevens (John 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 shows up in Frisco 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. Without revealing the villain's identity, it can be noted that the supporting cast includes such "usual suspects" as Lionel Atwill, Joseph Schildkraut, Victor Varconi, G. P. Huntley and Morgan Wallace, all of whom look incredibly guilty. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Peter Lorre
as Mr. Moto
Joseph Schildkraut
as Hendrik Manderson
Lionel Atwill
as Prof. Hildebrand
Virginia Field
as Eleanor Kirke
John King
as Howard Stevens
Victor Varconi
as Paul Borodoff
John Bleifer
as Wendling
Morgan Wallace
as David Perez
Anthony Warde
as Joe Rubla
Harry Strang
as O'Hara
John Davidson
as Prince Suleid
William Gould
as Police Cmdr.
George Chandler
as Reporter
Leyland Hodgson
as Ship's Waiter
Willie Best
as Driver
Ralph Dunn
as Police Guard


Norman Foster
Sol Wurtzel
Norman Foster
Philip MacDonald
Charles G. Clarke
Samuel Kaylin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Samuel Kaylin
Composer (Music Score)
Norman Colbert