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Dick Tracy Returns (1938)

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Dick Tracy battles spies and saboteurs in his efforts to bring to justice the Stark gang, a criminal family led by the vicious Pa Stark.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Byrd ...
Lynne Roberts ...
Gwen Andrews (as Lynn Roberts)
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Pa Stark
Jerry Tucker ...
Junior
David Sharpe ...
Agent Ron Merton
Lee Ford ...
Michael Kent ...
John Merton ...
Champ Stark
Ray Bennett ...
Trigger Stark (as Raphael Bennett)
Jack Roberts ...
Dude Stark
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Kid Stark [Chs. 1, 13]
Eddie Foster ...
Joe Hanner, Taxi Driver [Chs. 1, 13] (as Edward Foster)
Alan Gregg ...
Jimmy 'Snub' Madison, thug
Reed Howes ...
Agent Rance
Bob Terry ...
Agent Reynolds (as Robert Terry)
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Dick Tracy battles spies and saboteurs in his efforts to bring to justice the Stark gang, a criminal family led by the vicious Pa Stark.

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Based on the cartoon strip by CHESTER GOULD (original-posters) See more »

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Action | Romance

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Release Date:

20 August 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of Dick Tracy  »

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$156,991 (estimated)
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| (15 episodes)

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. The Sky Wreckers 2. The Runway Of Death 3. Handcuffed To Doom 4. Four Seconds To Live 5. Death In The Air 6. Stolen Secrets 7. Tower Of Death 8. Cargo Of Destruction 9. The Clock Of Doom 10.High Voltage 11. The Kidnapped Witness 12.The Runaway Torpedo 13.Passengers To Doom 14.In The Hands Of The Enemy 15.G-Men's Dragnet See more »

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Tracy vs. the Stark Gang
15 January 2001 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

In this sequel to the 1937 serial ( and a heck of a lot better ), Tracy is on the trail of Pa Stark ( Charles Middleton gives a great performance ) and his five sons. After killing a rookie G-Man, Tracy goes after the youngest son ( aptly named the Kid ) and through out the serials he battles the enemy agents and saboteurs Stark is mixed up with to bring the master criminal to justice. Very action packed, but it does contain some corny scenes, but anything was better than the previous entry. In terms of serials, 8 out of 10.


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