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.

NOTICE - This website contains documentation and other information about motion pictures, television movies and episodes from television series related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. It reports these materials to serve the study of ancient Egypt as a phenomenon in modern popular culture media. As such, the material on this site is provided solely for the purpose of non-commercial, non-profit educational use, comment, scholarship and research. Though the copyright to most photographic material presented here is owned by third parties, the editor wishes to express that in line with the aforementioned use no copyright infringement is intended. For this reason all images are limited to low resolution thumbnail size. In this respect the visitor should be aware that the use of image material from this site for purposes other than private viewing may infringe copyrights owned by others. The further copying, redistribution, or publication of any part of this site is therefore prohibited. Any concern about or objection to material placed on this site can at all times be made known to the editor and will be addressed. This website does not feature ads, does not generate money or profit in any way and does not use cookies.

Created and maintained by Hans van den Berg
This site is ©2000-2024 Hans van den Berg, The Netherlands. The editor claims no copyright to the images.