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Dick Tracy Returns (1938)

Approved | | Action, Romance | 20 August 1938 (USA)
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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(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Franklyn Adreon) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gwen Andrews (as Lynn Roberts)
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Pa Stark
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Junior
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Agent Ron Merton
Lee Ford ...
Michael Kent ...
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Champ Stark
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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
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Agent Rance
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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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Original screen play by Barry Ship,am, Franklyn Aderon, Ronald Davidson, Rex Taylor, Sol Shor (original posters) See more »

Genres:

Action | Romance

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Approved
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20 August 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of Dick Tracy  »

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Budget:

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

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1.37 : 1
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The budget (expected cost) of this serial was $156,991. The actual cost (negative cost) came in at $170,940. See more »

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Followed by Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939) See more »

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Tracy vs. the Stark Gang
15 January 2001 | by (Rego Park, 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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