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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
Martin Wyldeck ...
Helmuth 'Dargo' Engel
Brian Coburn ...
Magda--Hussein's Henchman
Stanley Morgan ...
Inspector Jim Halliday
Peter Zander ...
Charles Ginelli
Harold Kasket ...
Shahrdar of Wadi
Anthony Booth ...
Hovath
Gordon Tanner ...
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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Last full length feature of Ian Fleming. See more »

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Mr. Moto: [in the darkness] Afraid, Engle? Is fear turning your legs to milk?
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Bring Back the Moto!
8 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mr. Moto (Henry Silva) 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.

The previous series of eight films was in the late 1930s and starred Peter Lorre, but Moto faded away for a number of reasons. The biggest probably being WWII. Was the character gone forever? Nope. Finally in the 1960s, director Ernest Morris brought the character back after his long absence. It was a one-off, but a decent one. Silva's Moto is very subtle compared to Lorre's in his speech and appearance, but it is still effective. Why a new series did not spring from this is unclear.


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