Mr. Moto’s Gamble

A Chicago bigwig welches on a bet and recoups by laying a boxer out cold dead in the ring. A sizeable bet on the dead man is supposed to cover his tracks.

Mr. Moto sits at ringside like the cosmopolitan Japanese he is, imperturbable but amused.

Variety noted the slambang characterizations as par for the course, though not the maze of red herrings and false perspectives that add up to a stunning film.