Dick Tracy Detective

Uploaded on Monday 1 July 2013


Chester Gould's hard-boiled police detective Dick Tracy had already graced the silver screen in four Republic serials between 1937 and 1941 before Rko Pictures delivered this first B-grade feature outing in 1945. Taking over from the serials' Ralph Byrd as the incorruptible title character is Morgan Conway, with Dick Tracy on the hunt for a serial killer known as 'Splitface', who is responsible for a series of brutal murders where the victims have been slashed to pieces.

Although Dick Tracy opts against a straight-forward recreation of the comic strip in favour of a noirish approach, it does.


Language: English

Length: 01:01:03

Country: United States

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Dick Tracy Detective by Gabriel Berman is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain 3.0 License.