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Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc.
Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc
Actors: Ralph Byrd, Michael Owen, Jan Wiley, Ralph Morgan, John Davidson
Director: William Witney;John English
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2008     4hr 23min

Chester Gould modeled his famous comic strip sleuth on the features of square-jawed actor Jack Holt, but it is Ralph Byrd who became the definitive Dick Tracy on the big screen. In this action-packed chapter play, Tracy ba...  more »


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Actors: Ralph Byrd, Michael Owen, Jan Wiley, Ralph Morgan, John Davidson
Director: William Witney;John English
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Classics, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 10/21/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1941
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1941
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 4hr 23min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Mr Jim, a puppet poster for VCI???
Modrnknght | Hollywood, CA United States | 02/27/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The serial itself is excellent, but I am tired of seeing Mr. Jim, an obvious company owner of VCI or employee, who keeps posting these "reviews" for every one of their serial DVDs, listing them all as perfect and lisitng so much fluff that one knows who he works for. Let the product speak for itself. It doesn't need a shill!"
The best of the four Dick Tracy serials
Neal C. Reynolds | Indianapolis, Indiana | 05/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, I think so anyway. Bill Witney and John English directed the three sequels to the original and established themselves and Repulic studios as masters of the serial genre with the choreographed fights, well crafted chapter endings, and overall care in making these entertaining.I put this one above the other Dick Tracy serials because they really outdid themselves in packing it with continuous action and imaginatively crafted scenes including ones in the middle of chapters which rivaled the chapter endings. This one does have a higher body count than most serials. There are six suspects who may be the invisible "Ghost" at the beginning and only two still alive by the start of the final chapter.One very unusual thing to note is that unlike most of Republic's crime serials, there is no "economy chapter" in which we have flashbacks to scenes in previous chapters.If you enjoy serials, you should love this one."
This movie is great!
M. KNULL | LEON VALLEY, TX United States | 01/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this movie was made real well the story is a great one. ralph byrd is the best screen dick tracy but be on the look out for robert fiske as cabot he is also in the green archer and in the batman that came out 1943 so pick up those other movies too."
Best Of All The Dick Tracy Serials.
J. Moore | Jonesville, NC USA | 08/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While I consider this the best of all the Dick Tracy serials I have to say it's not faithful to the comics. To begin with Tracy was changed from a police officer to a FBI agent for all four films. None of the characters from the comics except Tracy himself appear in all 4 serials. Even Tracy's sweetie Tess Trueheart had her name changed to Gwen for the first 3 serials. And Gwen was played by 3 different & very unattractive actresses to boot! The final serial saw this lady's name changed again this time to June Chandler. At least June is played by a very beautiful blonde actress named Jan Wiley. The Ghost wasn't a villain from the comics but he may as well have been. He's every bit as bizarre & deadly as the Mole Pruneface Flattop etc. His ability to make himself invisible makes him even more fascinating! The serial also has some of the best cliffhangers I've ever seen. Be sure to check this one out! It's the best of the batch!"