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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.


Ernest Morris


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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


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


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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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Last full length feature of Ian Fleming. See more »


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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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.

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