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Mr. Moto's Gamble Details


In this mystery programmer, a prizefighter dies in the midst of a match, but evidence suggests that it was a dose of poison that killed him rather than the violence of the bout. Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre), a detective who also teaches sleuthing to others, is called in to find out who killed the boxer and why. Assisting Mr. Moto is Lee Chan (Keye Luke), the "number one son" from the Charlie Chan series. Mr. Moto's Gamble began as Charlie Chan at Ringside, but after Warner Oland became seriously ill during filming, it was rewritten for the screen's other well-known Asian detective in order to make use of the footage that had already been shot. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Peter Lorre
as Mr. Moto
Keye Luke
as Lee Chan
Lynn Bari
as Penny Kendall
Douglas Fowley
as Nick Crowder
Jayne Regan
as Linda Benton
Harold Huber
as Lieutenant Riggs
John Hamilton
as Philip Benton
George E. Stone
as Jerry Connors
Ward Bond
as Big Moran
Cliff Clark
as Tom McGuire
Edward Marr
as Sammy
Pierre Watkin
as District Attorney
Charles D. Brown
as Editor "Scotty"
Lon Chaney, Jr.
as Joey
Edward Earle
as Medical Examiner
Olin Howland
as Deputy Sheriff
Fred Kelsey
as Mahoney
George Magrill
Irving Bacon
as Sheriff
Emmett Vogan
as Fingerprint Man
David Newell
as Detective
Jack Stoney
as Kid Grant
Adrian Morris
Ralph Dunn
Paul Fix
as Gangster


James Tinling
John Stone
Sol Wurtzel
Jerry Cady
Lucien Andriot
Samuel Kaylin
Composer (Music Score)
Samuel Kaylin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nick De Maggio
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
Bernard Freericks
Sound/Sound Designer