+ Mr. Moto is a fictional Japanese secret agent created by the American author John P. Marquand. He appeared in six novels by Marquand published between 1935 and 1957. Marquand initially created the character for the Saturday Evening Post, which was seeking stories with an Asian hero after the death of Charlie Chan's creator Earl Derr Biggers. In various other media, Mr. Moto has been portrayed as an international law enforcement agent. These include eight motion pictures starring Peter Lorre between 1937 and 1939, 23 radio shows starring James Monk broadcast in 1951 The show starred James Monk as Mr. I.A. Moto, International Secret Agent. Mr. Moto is an American of Japanese descent born in San Francisco but still retaining his international connections. The show focused on Mr. Moto’s fight against Communism although occasionally he also solved more mundane mysteries such as murder and blackmail. From May to October 1951, the NBC Broadcasting network produced and aired 23 half-hour episodes starring James Monk as Mr. I.A. Moto, International Secret Agent. Mr. Moto is an American of Japanese descent born in San Francisco but still retaining his international connections. The show focused on Mr. Moto’s fight against Communism although occasionally he also solved more mundane mysteries such as murder and blackmail.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 14 old time radio episodes:
|05.20.1951||a force called x07||
+ "A Force Called X07". The first show of the series. Mr. Moto foils a communist plot to destroy p...
|05.27.1951||mr. moto (02) the smoke screen||
+ "The Stolen Necklace". "The man who lives a falsehood must each day die a little." This program ...
|06.03.1951||mr. moto (03) blackmail||
+ "The Smoke Screen". The Chinese Communists have smuggled tons of opium into America in a plot to...
|06.10.1951||mr. moto (04) the dead land||
+ "Blackmail". Mr. Moto tries to help Paul De Clett, the son of an old friend who has stolen his m...
|06.13.1951||mr. moto (05) the kuriloff papers [west coast]||
+ "The Karilov Paper". Mr. Moto heads for mainland China to recover "The Karilov Paper," a secret...
|06.17.1951||mr. moto (05) the bazaloff papers||
+ "The Dead Land". Mr. Moto flies to Cleveland, Ohio to protect the Burrell formula for a bacterio...
|06.24.1951||mr. moto (06) the victim||
+ "The Victim". Alec Gleason writes a letter to his daughter, claiming to have "discovered the tru...
|07.01.1951||mr. moto (07) project 77||
+ "The Victim". The story of assignment G-31. A letter from Alec Gleason about the G-31 method of ...
|07.08.1951||mr. moto (08) sabotage||
+ "Project 77". A scientist is tortured to revealed the secrets of "Project 77."
|07.15.1951||mr. moto (09) escape||
+ "Sabotage". A story of danger, as Mr. Moto searches for a saboteur.
|10.01.1951||mr. moto (20) the schraum method||
+ "The Schraum Method". Mr. Moto flies to Hong Kong to find a nutty woman, a crazy psychiatrist an...
|10.07.1951||mr. moto (21) the crooked log||
+ "The Crooked Log". "A crooked log makes a better fire than a straight one." A strange painting i...
|10.13.1951||mr. moto (22) the strange elopement of professor sloane||
+ "The Strange Elopement Of Professor Sloan". The system cue has been deleted.
|10.20.1951||mr. moto (23) the dry martini||
+ "The Case Of The Dry Martini". Sustaining.