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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
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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
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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

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


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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 »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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!
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Dull spy caper
15 January 2003 | by JohnSealSee 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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