'The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre' by Stephen D. Youngkin
 
 
       



The Lost One:
A Life of
Peter Lorre


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Mr. Moto Collection, Vol. 1
The Mr. Moto Collection,
Volume One

From 1937 to 1939, Peter Lorre played the intrepid Japanese detective Kentaro Moto in a series of eight movies for 20th Century-Fox.

Remastered and restored, the first three films and the fifth in the series are presented in this 4-disc DVD box-set.

Region 1 only
Date:   Aug. 1, 2006
Retail:   $59.98


The Films:

  • Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) – First in the mystery series. Moto investigates diamond smugglers operating through steamships bound for Shanghai.


  • Thank You, Mr. Moto (1938) – #2 in the series (filmed third). Moto searches for a scroll that completes a map to the treasure-filled tomb of Genghis Kahn.


  • Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938) – #4 in the series (filmed second). In Tong Moi, Cambodia, Moto foils a planned uprising against France.


  • Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) – #5 in the series. In London, Moto protects steel magnate Anton Darvak, target of a gang of assassins.

The Extras:

  • Original documentaries – The Dean of Hollywood: A Conversation with Stuntman Harvey Parry, introduced by Stephen Youngkin


  • Sol Wurtzel: The Forgotten Mogul


  • The Mysterious Mr. Lorre: A Conversation With Stephen D. Youngkin; Ritz Brothers clip from One in a Million (20th Century-Fox, 1936)


  • Directed by Norman Foster


  • Theatrical trailers for Think Fast, Mr. Moto and Thank You, Mr. Moto


  • Restoration Comparison feature
Available through these on-line merchants.

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Mr. Moto Collection, Vol. 2
The Mr. Moto Collection,
Volume Two

From 1937 to 1939, Peter Lorre played the intrepid Japanese detective Kentaro Moto in a series of eight movies for 20th Century-Fox.

Remastered and restored, the remaining four films in the series, plus the 1965 feature starring Henry Silva, are included in this 4-disc DVD box-set.

Region 1 only
Date:   Feb. 13, 2007
Retail:   $59.98


The Films:

  • Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) – Third in the series (filmed fourth). Moto investigates the murder of a boxer poisoned in the ring during a match.


  • Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) – In Port Said, Egypt, Moto foils a plot to blow up the French fleet as it steams into the Suez Canal for maneuvers with the British.


  • Danger Island (1939) – The final film in the series, but released as the seventh. Moto investigates diamond smuggling in Puerto Rico.


  • Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) – #7 in the series, but released last. In San Francisco, Moto is hired to protect the fabulous crown of Sheba's queen from several gangs of thieves.


  • Bonus Feature: The Return of Mr. Moto – Henry Silva takes the role of Moto in this 1965 feature film; audio commentary by Henry Silva.

The Extras:

  • Original documentaries – Mr. Moto Meets Mr. Chan: The Making of Mr. Moto's Gamble


  • Mr. Moto's Creator: The Late John P. Marquand


  • Meet Mr. Moto (with Stephen Youngkin and others), on the character's origins and growth in popularity


  • Moto is Missing, on the political context of the Moto films and why the character disappeared


  • Theatrical trailers for Mr. Moto's Gamble, Mr. Moto's Last Warning, The Return of Mr. Moto, Mr. Moto Takes a Chance, Mysterious Mr. Moto, and Think Fast, Mr. Moto


  • Restoration Comparison feature
Available through these on-line merchants.

US Amazon
Canadian Amazon
UK Amazon – Region 1 or NTSC



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The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005) by Stephen Youngkin – now in its third printing and winner of the Rondo Award for "Best Book of 2005" – is available in bookstores everywhere, as well as these on-line merchants.

The Films of Peter Lorre (1982), also by Youngkin, is out of print but copies may be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble below. Interested in Lorre's radio and television performances? Check out Radio Showcase and Movies Unlimited. Netflix has Lorre movies for rent.

U.S. Amazon – Soft-bound
Amazon U.S. – Hard-Cover

Amazon Canada – Hard-Cover
Amazon Canada – Soft-bound

Amazon U.K. – Soft-bound
Amazon U.K. – Hard-Cover

University Press of Kentucky
Overstock.com
Books-A-Million
Barnes & Noble – Nook and Hard-bound