A Japanese man claiming to be Mr. Moto, of the International Police, is abducted and murdered soon after disembarking from a ship at Port Said in Egypt. The real Mr. Moto is already in Port Said, investigating a conspiracy against the British and French governments.
Peter Lorre is, again, on good form as the eponymous sleuth. This adventure sees him in Egypt trying to thwart a cunning plan to cause havoc on the Suez Canal driving a wedge between the French Fleet and the Royal Navy that could cause WWII! It's maybe not the best "Moto" story, indeed its just a bit too far fetched, but as ever he has his dubious doppelgänger and George Sanders ("Norvel"), John Carradine ("Danforth") and the ever-reliable EE Clive add a bit of depth to this light and fluffy, but enjoyable, espionage drama.