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The Return of Mr. Moto (1965)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 18 October 1965 (UK)
Mr. Moto goes undercover to find out who has been blowing up oil wells and trying to gain total control of all the oil leases from a petroleum-rich Middle Eastern country.

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Terence Longdon ...
Jonathan Westering
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Maxine Powell
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Wasir Hussein, the Shahrdar's Assistant
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Helmuth 'Dargo' Engel
Brian Coburn ...
Magda--Hussein's Henchman
Stanley Morgan ...
Inspector Jim Halliday
Peter Zander ...
Charles Ginelli
Harold Kasket ...
Shahrdar of Wadi
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Hovath
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Russell McAllister
Henry Gilbert ...
David Lennox
Richard Evans ...
Denis Holmes ...
Chapel the fake Halliday (as Dennis Holmes)
Ian Fleming ...
Rogers--Westering's Butler
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Sinister forces are behind the blowing up of wells in an attempt to gain control of key oil fields. Moto is assigned by British-based Beta Oil Corporation and the Foreign Office to discover who is conspiring to control the oil leases of the petroleum-rich emirate of Wadi Shammar. After an attempt on his life fails, Moto goes undercover disguised as a Japanese businessman discovers a plot against the life of the Shahrdar of Wadi Shammar. Moto is aided in his efforts by beautiful Beta Oil secretary Maxine Powell and Police Inspector Jim Halliday. Written by duke1029

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The Most Famous Secret Agent Of All Is Back In A New Adventure!


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El retorno de Mr. Moto  »

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1.85 : 1
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Last full length feature of Ian Fleming. See more »

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Mr. Moto: [after being mistakenly thrown by Halliday] Maxine, did he hurt you?
Maxine Powell, Lennox's Secretary: [lying with her skirt pulled up on the couch] I don't think so, but my dignity's in awful shape!
Inspector Jim Halliday: [obviously liking what he sees] It looks fine from here.
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Dull spy caper
15 January 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Once the viewer recovers from the shock that star Henry Silva plays Mr. Moto totally straight--no awful accent or taped eyelids here--the truth emerges: The Return of Mr. Moto is a boring quota quickie. Shot on the cheap in black and white by producer Robert Lippert, the only concessions to art are a few nice set ups by cinematographer Basil Emmott, who had been shooting British films since the early 1920s. The story involves oil concessions in the Mid-East (some things never change!) but the film looks and plays like one of the many West German Edgar Wallace krimis of the period, with lots of people skulking around shadowy corners. The only thing missing is Klaus Kinski.


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