Peter Lorre stars in both these short films as an intrepid Japanese secret agent. In Thank You Mr. Moto, he pursues stolen Chinese antiquities, while in Mr. Moto Takes a Chance he explores ancient temples in Southeast Asia. 69 and 63 minutes, respectively.
Please note: This is a repeat program from earlier this Summer
Join us for our inaugural film series to celebrate The Ringling's expanded galleries devoted to Asian art. We begin our connection by exploring the complex historical relationship of America and Asia through a critical examination of films that have played an integral role in American popular culture. While we've since mostly moved beyond simplistic depictions of stereotypical Asian characters, these films indicate that it wasn't always so. Our discussions will focus on the ways in which American culture has fostered such images.