The Return of Mr. Moto
Cast & Crew
Mr. Moto, an INTERPOL agent, investigates a sabotage plot at the Beta Oil Company in London after Dargo, a ruthless ex-Nazi, and his gunman Hovath kill McAllister, an executive of Beta Oil, at the onset of an important oil conference held at British intelligence agent Jonathan Westering's estate. Dargo discovers the INTERPOL agent's interference, throws him into the river, and acclaims Mr. Moto's death. At the meeting, David Lennox, head of Beta Oil, persuades the Shahrdar of Wadi Shamar to renew Middle East oil concessions to the British firm, and Mr. Moto, disguised as a Japanese oil magnate, learns that McAllister may have tried to turn over the Beta concessions to an underground syndicate forming an oil trust along the Persian Gulf as a step toward world control. Dargo and Hovath kidnap Maxine Powell, Lennox' secretary, and hold her hostage at a nightclub to extract company secrets from her. Mr. Moto follows them to the nightclub; a gun battle ensues; and Moto kills Dargo, arrests syndicate members Westering and Wasir Hussein, adviser to the Shahrdar, and rescues Maxine.
Robert L. Lippert
Released in Great Britain in October 1965. The working title of this film is Mr. Moto and the Persian Oil Case.