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Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941)

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

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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
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Billy Carr
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June 'Eve' Chandler
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J.P. Morton
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Police Lt. Cosgrove
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Henry Weldon
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Stephen Chandler
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Daniel Brewster
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Walter Cabot
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Arthur Trent
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John Corey
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Dick Tracy goes up against a villain known as The Ghost, who can turn himself invisible.

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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.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

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27 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick Tracy Strikes Again  »

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(15 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1) The Fatal Hour, 2) The Prisoner Vanishes, 3) Doom Patrol, 4) Dead Man's Trap, 5) Murder at Sea, 6) Besieged, 7) Sea Racketeers, 8) Train of Doom, 9) Beheaded, 10) Flaming Peril, 11) Seconds to Live, 12) Trail by Fire, 13) The Challenge, 14) Invisible Terror, 15) Retribution. See more »

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

Quotes

Lucifer: This Dick Tracy is a dangerous adversary.
The Ghost: He's clever, I'll grant him that. But he can't fight an invisible man!
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Follows Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939) See more »

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Tracy vs. the Man He Can Not See
13 June 2001 | by (Rego Park, 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.


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