Mr. Moto - Thank You Mr. Moto (1937)
Couple gives coin to Chinese street circus
The 1930's Twentieth Century Fox "Mr. Moto" films all featured Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto, a
Japanese detective working in various parts of the world.
"INTERNATIONAL Association of Importers / KENTARO MOTO / Confidential Investigator"
Mr. Moto returns to Peking from a Mongolian expedition with an ancient scroll.
2. Mr. Moto and cat
Mr. Moto back in his apartment with his servant and cat.
3. Tom Nelson, Schneider, Eleanor Joyce, Eric Koerger
Tom Nelson is a US diplomat, Eleanor Joyce is a socialite, Eric Koerger and Schneider are crooks.
The Chang family, a son and mother, have six scrolls and Mr. Moto has the seventh one.
4. Chinese street circus
The circus depends on tips and Eleanor gives a silver coin to a circus girl.
Usually the circus gets only copper coins.
5. Tom and Eleanor give a coin to circus girl
A circus member checks the coin in the old-fashioned way.
6. Circus man bites coin
The coin is good.
Tom tells Eleanor that she gave the circus enough for 40 shows.
Schneider and Koerger visit the Changs, torture both the son and mother, the son gives up the scrolls.
7. Schneider and Koerger steal scrolls
Eleanor arrives at the house and is taken by the crooks to a river boat.
Mr. Moto and Tom arrive, find the son, then pursues the crooks to the docks.
8. Aboard Chinese ship
Koerger and a female accomplice want Mr. Moto to hand over his scroll.
9. Mr. Moto, Mrs. Tchernov, Eric
Mr. Moto is able to trick the crooks into fighting with each other.
He, Tom, and Eleanor are able to overpower the surviving crooks.
Mr. Moto decides that the scrolls are too dangerous and burns them.
10. Mr. Moto burns scrolls
Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto
Thomas Beck as Tom Nelson
Jayne Regan as Eleanor Joyce
Sidney Blackmer as Herr Eric Koerger
Writers: Willis Cooper, Norman Foster, John P. Marquand