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    Mr. Moto in Danger Island (20th Century Fox, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Created by novelist John P. Marquand to satisfy the public's desire for Asian-themed mystery stories after the death of Earl Der Biggers, creator of Charlie Chan, Mr. Moto became an enormous success in his own right, spawning a number of popular books and movies. Played by the estimable character actor Peter Lorre (who was actually born in Austria-Hungary) in a series of eight films between 1937 and 1939, Mr. Moto - a Japanese character - fell out of favor with the American public with the advent of World War II. The films, however, stand as solid examples of the mystery genre: exciting, fast-paced, and well-written. Mr. Moto in Danger Island, the penultimate film in the series, is actually a remake of an earlier film, Murder in Trinidad, starring Nigel Bruce. In this entry, Moto travels to Puerto Rico to investigate a diamond smuggling ring, at the request of the U.S. government. The colorful poster offered here had crossfold separation at the top horizontal fold line, corner damage from enlarged pinholes in all the corners, a piece missing from the top right fold line, and small chips in the left border, but all of these flaws have been rendered virtually invisible by the application of professional restoration. As a result, it's no mystery that this poster will be an important part of some lucky bidder's collection. Fine+ on Linen.

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