The Return of Mr. Moto

The Return of Mr. Moto (also known as Mr Moto and the Persian Oil Case) is a 1965 British crime film directed by Ernest Morris and starring Henry Silva, Terence Longdon, and Suzanne Lloyd.[1][2]

The Return of Mr Moto
The Return of Mr Moto
Directed byErnest Morris
Produced byRobert L. Lippert
Jack Parsons
StarringHenry Silva
Music byDouglas Gamley
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Edited byRobert Winter
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Mr. Moto is brought in by British intelligence to assist in their investigation of a plot to drive a major oil company out of business.[3]



The last Mr Moto book was Stopover Tokyo which was turned into a film without Moto in 1957.


The New York Times called it "extremely garrulous and inane".[4]

Home media

This film, along with Mr. Moto in Danger Island, Mr. Moto's Gamble, Mr. Moto's Last Warning and Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation, was released on DVD in 2007 by 20th Century Fox as part of The Mr. Moto Collection, Volume Two, albeit as a DVD extra.


  1. "The Return of Mr Moto". BFI (date unknown).
  2. RETURN OF MR. MOTO, the. (1965, Monthly Film Bulletin, 32, 169. Retrieved from
  3. "The Return of Mr. Moto | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  4. ' The Return of Mr. Moto' on Local Screens Weiler, A H. New York Times 2 Dec 1965: 48.
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