Production info

Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation
USA, 1939

Peter Lorre, Lionel Atwill, Virginia Field
Directed by Norman Foster


A young archaeologist discovers the crown of the Queen of Sheba and returns with it to the New York archaeology museum where it is put on display. However, the safety of the artefact is soon in doubt as it appears both a New York gangster and the super criminal Metaxa want to steal it. The famous detective Mr. Moto is engaged to deal with the threat.

At the end of the movie there is a fiersome fight in the archaeology museum between Mr. Moto and Metaxa, in the course of which several ancient Egyptian items on display are knocked over or smashed to pieces.

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