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Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939)

Approved | | Action, Mystery, Crime | 2 September 1939 (USA)
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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(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Franklyn Adreon) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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Nicolas Zarnoff
Ted Pearson ...
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Gwen Andrews (as Phyllis Isley)
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Henchman Robal
George Douglas ...
Henchman Sandoval
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Robert Carson ...
Agent Scott
Julian Madison ...
Agent Foster
Ted Mapes ...
Agent Dan Murchison
William Stahl ...
Agent Bruce
Robert Wayne ...
Agent Wilbur
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Henchman Tom
Ken Terrell ...
Henchman Ed (as Kenneth Terrell)
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Warden Stover [Chs. 1, 13]
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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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Action | Mystery | Crime

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Release Date:

2 September 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick Tracy and His G-Men  »

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Budget:

$163,530 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(15 chapters)

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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. The Master Spy 2. Captured 3. The False Signal 4. The Enemy Strikes 5. Crack-Up! 6. Sunken Peril 7. Tracking the Enemy 8. Chamber of Doom 9. Flames of Jeopardy 10.Crackling Fury 11.Caverns of Peril 12.Fight in the Sky 13.The Fatal Ride 14.Getaway 15. The Last Stand See more »

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Follows Dick Tracy Returns (1938) See more »

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Tracy vs. the Master Spy
13 June 2001 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Zarnoff, the world's most notorious spy, is sentenced to death in the gas chamber for his activities. Zarnoff escapes through a drug he ingests before being brought to the death chamber. For the rest of the serial, he wages war with the man who sent him there, Dick Tracy. Very good cat and mouse game between Tracy and Zarnoff, couple with good action sequences, make this serial well recommended. Watch for the stock footage of the Hindenburg disaster. Great score as well. In terms of serials, 9 out of 10.


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