Parodies and Satires
Peter Lorre brought the character of Mr. Moto to many comedy radio programs.
- Camel Caravan Oct. 24, 1938 on CBS. Eddie Cantor, host. Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto investigates the disappearance of guest Martha Raye.
- Royal Gelatin Hour Aug. 10, 1939 on NBC. Rudy Vallee, host. Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto in a mystery sketch.
- George Jessel’s Celebrity Program Aug. 16, 1939 on NBC. George Jessel, host. Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto in a mystery sketch.
- Texaco Star Theater Oct. 4, 1939 on CBS. Ken Murray, host. Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto in a mystery sketch.
- Texaco Star Theater Jan. 3, 1943 on CBS. Fred Allen, host. Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto in “The Missing Shot or Who Killed Balsam Beamish?” Mr. Moto vs. One Long Pan.
- Texaco Star Theater June 4, 1944 on CBS. Fred Allen, host. Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto in “More Murder on the Fred Allen Program.”
Porky's Movie Mystery (1939) Features Porky Pig as the detective "Mr. Motto."
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