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Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939)

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A mad doctor named Zanoff uses a drug to bring himself back from the dead after his execution in prison. Dick Tracy sets out to capture Zanoff before he can put his criminal gang back together again.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Byrd ...
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Nicolas Zarnoff
Ted Pearson ...
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Gwen Andrews (as Phyllis Isley)
Walter Miller ...
Henchman Robal
George Douglas ...
Henchman Sandoval
Kenneth Harlan ...
Robert Carson ...
Agent Scott
Julian Madison ...
Agent Foster
Ted Mapes ...
Agent Dan Murchison
William Stahl ...
Agent Bruce
Robert Wayne ...
Agent Wilbur
Joe McGuinn ...
Henchman Tom
Ken Terrell ...
Henchman Ed (as Kenneth Terrell)
Harry Humphrey ...
Warden Stover [Chs. 1, 13]
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Storyline

A mad doctor named Zanoff uses a drug to bring himself back from the dead after his execution in prison. Dick Tracy sets out to capture Zanoff before he can put his criminal gang back together again.

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Genres:

Action | Mystery | Crime

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Release Date:

2 September 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick Tracy and His G-Men  »

Box Office

Budget:

$163,530 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 chapters)

Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Republic Pictures allocated a budget of $159,876 to make this film. The actual cost (negative cost) was $163,530, or nearly $4,000 over the budget. See more »

Connections

Followed by Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941) See more »

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JENNIFER JONES'REPUBLIC DAYS
12 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This video, from a film series made in 1939, is a classic example of a hangover from the silent era for action films, when heros & heroines stood in mortal peril at the end of the film, only to magically escape when the punters returned from their suspense the following week to see what happened in the next serial.This is a classic marketing ploy seen several times in this combined film.

The previous reviewer adequately summarised the plot.I bought it to obtain a copy of the second feature film ever made by Jennifer Jones when she was still Phyllis Isley (her given name).Made at the low budget minded Republic Films, this was her second attempt at Hollywood stardom at Republic, her first & easier to obtain, was "Frontier Horizon" with John Wayne.However, the low status and lack of character depth of roles (not to say money) offered, left her somewhat disillusioned and after this film she returned to New York with her then new husband of that year, Robert Walker, for a second crack at stage stardom on the "Great White Way".

In this film she plays Gwen Andrews, Dick Tracey's girl Friday, a role like Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond saga, you will note was played by another actress from the 1937 series.An interesting example of the serial film genre from the 1930's.


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