5.8/10
164
8 user 3 critic

The Return of Mr. Moto (1965)

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.

Director:

Ernest Morris

Writer:

Fred Eggers
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Disguised as an Austrian archaeologist, Moto helps unearth the priceless crown of the legendary Queen of Sheba and sans disguise defends it from a variety of thugs and criminals.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Peter Lorre, Joseph Schildkraut, Lionel Atwill
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On a freighter going from San Francisco to Shanghai Mr. Moto solves mysteries caused by a gang of smugglers.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Peter Lorre, Virginia Field, Thomas Beck
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously poisoned during a bout, Moto knows that identifying the gambler who placed large bets against him is the key to solving the murder.

Director: James Tinling
Stars: Peter Lorre, Keye Luke, Dick Baldwin
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Peter Lorre, Thomas Beck, Pauline Frederick
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The U.S. government asks Mr. Moto to go to Puerto Rico to investigate diamond smuggling after an earlier investigator is murdered.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds
Stars: Peter Lorre, Jean Hersholt, Amanda Duff
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Moto thwarts a ruthless band of international agents who try to foment an international incident by mining the entrance to the Suez Canal and blaming the British.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Peter Lorre, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Field
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A champagne tycoon's (Furneaux) partner (Ronet) suspects his partner's gigolo husband (Perkins) of murders he's been framed for.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Maurice Ronet, Yvonne Furneaux
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the jungle near Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Mr. Moto poses as an ineffectual archaeologist and a venerable holy man with mystical powers to help foil two insurgencies against the government.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Kent
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two rival gangs are trying to fix horse races and a jockey is attacked and left for dead in a stage-managed car crash. An insurance investigator makes routine inquires into the "accident" ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson
Stars: Jack Hedley, Jacqueline Ellis, Patrick Magee
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Allan Davis
Stars: Bernard Lee, David Knight, Francis De Wolff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Silva ... Mr. Moto
Terence Longdon ... Jonathan Westering
Suzanne Lloyd ... Maxine Powell
Marne Maitland ... Wasir Hussein, the Shahrdar's Assistant
Martin Wyldeck ... Helmuth 'Dargo' Engel
Brian Coburn Brian Coburn ... Magda--Hussein's Henchman
Stanley Morgan ... Inspector Jim Halliday
Peter Zander Peter Zander ... Charles Ginelli
Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... Shahrdar of Wadi
Anthony Booth ... Hovath
Gordon Tanner ... Russell McAllister
Henry Gilbert Henry Gilbert ... David Lennox
Richard Evans ... Chief Inspector Marlow
Denis Holmes Denis Holmes ... Chapel the fake Halliday (as Dennis Holmes)
Ian Fleming ... Rogers--Westering's Butler
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The invincible Mr. Moto...pitting himself against a killer syndicate in the Middle East! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El retorno de Mr. Moto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lippert Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Last full length feature of Ian Fleming. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Jim Halliday: Are you in the habit of wandering around strange men's apartments?
Maxine Powell, Lennox's Secretary: Mr. Moto is not strange. We're friends.
Mr. Moto: Yes, we're friends.
Inspector Jim Halliday: It's a habit you ought to break. You could lose either your health or your honor.
Maxine Powell, Lennox's Secretary: And you wouldn't protect either!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox logo does not appear on this film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Warning, this isn't OUR Mr. Moto
31 December 2013 | by RemiFasolati-881-771882See all my reviews

It's called The Return of Mr. Moto (1965) Henry Silva. "Last full length feature of Ian Fleming". Perhaps, but it's not our Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre). Filmed at Shepperton Studios, which might give you a hint to the boredom ahead.

In this one Mr. Moto works for Interpol, investigating an oil mogul murder. The setting is international, ala Bond. Very dry. Tedious. Moto (actually calls himself "Mr. Tugura" so there is no reason for the movie title) goes into disguise eventually as a Japanese who's doing a Charlie Chan impression.

It's not that it's cheesy. It's just boring. No camp. No charm. As a "Mystery/Thriller" it wasn't mysterious or thrilling. And I actually like Henry Silva… usually.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed