Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Apr 7, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Peter Lorre stars as the famous Asian detective Mr. Moto in this remake of Murder in Trinidad, in which Moto is asked to help the United States government crack a smuggling ring bringing in stolen diamonds from Puerto Rico. Moto's deductive powers quickly prove impressive as he matches wits with the slow-minded gangster "Twister" McGurk (Warren B. Hymer). This was Lorre's seventh film as Mr. Moto; he would make one more before the series was retired at the end of 1939. Originally shown as Mr. Moto on Danger Island.

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detective, government, investigation, private-detective, Puerto-Rican [nationality], smuggling, danger, island, opal