7.4/10
224
2 user 5 critic

Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941)

Dick Tracy goes up against a villain known as The Ghost, who can turn himself invisible.

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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.

Directors: John English, William Witney
Stars: Ralph Byrd, Irving Pichel, Ted Pearson
Action | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Directors: John English, William Witney
Stars: Ralph Byrd, Lynne Roberts, Charles Middleton
Dick Tracy (1937)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor
Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette
Action | Crime | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Expensive diamonds are stolen but before the thief can fence them he is strangled by ex-con Cueball, who then takes the gems and continues murdering people he believes are trying to swindle... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Lyle Latell
Certificate: Passed Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dick Tracy goes up against a villain who robs banks using a nerve gas.

Director: John Rawlins
Stars: Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne
Dick Tracy (1945)
Action | Crime | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Police detective Dick Tracy must identify and apprehend a serial killer known as Splitface.

Director: William Berke
Stars: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Mike Mazurki
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dick Tracy investigates the theft of a fortune of fur coats, a possible insurance swindle and several murders, all linked to a huge thug who wears a hook in place of his right hand.

Director: John Rawlins
Stars: Ralph Byrd, Lyle Latell, Kay Christopher
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a boy is given the power to become an adult superhero with a single magic word.

Directors: John English, William Witney
Stars: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict
The Dick Tracy Show (TV Series 1961)
Animation | Crime | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Cartoon series produced by UPA, in which Dick Tracy (voiced by the distinguished film and stage actor Everett Sloane) played more or less of an incidental role. Most of the crime fighting ... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Hausner, Benny Rubin, Mel Blanc
Drama | Music | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.

Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco
Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven
Dick Tracy (1950–1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Ralph Byrd, Joe Devlin, William Woodson
Dick Tracy (TV Short 1967)
Short | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Supervillain Mr. Memory has three ambassadors set to attend a secret NATO conference about the Western European Defense System kidnapped in order to derail NATO and benefit an unnamed group... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Ray MacDonnell, Davey Davison, Jan Shutan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Billy Carr
...
June 'Eve' Chandler
...
...
J.P. Morton
...
Police Lt. Cosgrove
...
Henry Weldon
...
Stephen Chandler
...
Daniel Brewster
...
Walter Cabot
...
...
Arthur Trent
...
John Corey
Chuck Morrison ...
Trask
Edit

Storyline

Dick Tracy goes up against a villain known as The Ghost, who can turn himself invisible.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

DICK TRACY'S CHALLENGE! America's greatest detective hurls defiance into the shadows of the Underworld in his search for murderous criminals who threaten New York's destruction. The top Tracy Serial of all time.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick Tracy Strikes Again  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Tracy uses the infrared light bulb to reveal the presence of the Ghost was accomplished simply by printing the film in negative form. See more »

Goofs

Action takes place in and around New York City, but has California scenery. See more »

Quotes

Lucifer: I begin to see your plan. By creating a reign of terror, you can force the city to accept any demands you make!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Body Fever (1969) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Tracy vs. the Man He Can Not See
13 June 2001 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

In the last, and in my opinion the best, Dick Tracy serial, the ace detective matches wits with the Ghost, a villain who can make himself invisible. In reality the Ghost is one of 8 members of a city crime council ( 3 members have already been killed when the serial begins ) who sent Rackets Regan to the death chamber ( its is revealed that the Ghost is in reality the brother of Regan, ergo the revenge motive ). Brilliant special effects and amazing chapter sequences make the serial a pure joy to watch and the final fight sequence between Tracy and the Ghost, I believe ranks as one of the greatest fight scenes in film history. In terms of serials, 10 out of 10.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?