Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939), Peter Lorre crime movie

Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)

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The U.S. government asks Mr. Moto to go to Puerto Rico to investigate diamond smuggling after an earlier investigator is murdered.

Minor entry highlighted by Hymer as the dim-witted "Twister McGurk." Remake of MURDER IN TRINIDAD (1934) with Moto character grafted onto original plot. Aka DANGER ISLAND.!

The island is Puerto Rico and Mr. Moto has been asked by the US government to look into diamond smuggling after a previous investigator who has been murdered. Moto plots against himself and discovers the smugglers, which frees certain officials on whom the suspicion had fallen. Lists fights, gunplay, and wild motorboal chases help the visual impact of the last produced Moto film with Peter Lorre. Prom a novel by John W. Vandercrook, with a screenplay by Peter Milne. 20th Century POX 64min ***
Source; Whodoneit! A Film Guide
By Terry Rowan

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64 min.

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finland: K-16 uk: PG usa: Passed
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finland: K-16 norway: 9 uk: PG usa: Passed

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Twentieth Century Fox

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Mr. Moto in Danger Island , Mr. Moto na Ilha do Terror , Mr. Moto paa Farernes Ø , Mr. Moto vaarojen saarella , Monsieur Moto en péril , Mr. Moto a kalózok szigetén , Mr. Moto de incógnito , Farornas ö , Mr. Moto on Danger Island , Mr. Moto in Puerto Rico , Charlie Chan in Trinidad , Mr. Moto in Trinidad , Mr. Moto on Terror Island , Mr. Moto und die geheimnisvolle Insel , Ostrvo strave , Mr Moto in Danger Island

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    director:

    producers:

    John Stone producer

    writers:

    Peter Milne screenplay
    John Reinhardt based upon story ideas by and
    George Bricker based upon story ideas by
    John P. Marquand based on the character created by as J.P. Marquand
    Jack Jungmeyer additional scenes uncredited
    Edith Skouras additional scenes uncredited

    composers:

    Samuel Kaylin uncredited uncredited

    cast:

    Peter Lorre Mr. Moto
    Amanda Duff Joan Castle
    Warren Hymer Twister McGurk
    Richard Lane Commissioner Gordon
    Leon Ames Commissioner Madero
    Charles D. Brown Col. Thomas Castle
    Paul Harvey Governor John Bentley
    Robert Lowery Lieut. George Bentley
    Eddie Marr Captain Dahlen
    Willie Best Launch Pilot
    Ward Bond Sailor Sam - Wrestler
    Nick Borgani Police Officer
    Paul Cristo Crew Member
    Lester Dorr Real Ambulance Intern
    Donald Douglas Ship's Officer - Fight Referee
    Ralph Dunn Cop with McGurk
    Juan Duval Carlos - Butler
    Neely Edwards Moore - Governor's Aide
    Harold Goodwin Ship Dispatch Officer
    Grace Hayle Mrs. Brown
    Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian Sailor at Wrestling Match
    Edward Keane Washington Official
    Al Kikume Sergeant holding McGurk at the Garage
    Tony Martelli Hotel Valet
    Louis Mercier Hotel Valet
    Lucille Miller Flirt at Dance
    Fred Rapport Party Guest
    Renie Riano Librarian
    Suzanne Ridgway Party Guest
    Gloria Roy Nurse
    Jack Stoney Henchman disguised as Ambulance Attendant
    Harry Strang Henchman disguised as Ambulance Attendant
    Max Wagner Sailor at Wrestling Match
    Ray Walker Real Ambulance Intern
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