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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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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)  »

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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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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

Dr. Jonathan Martin [Ch. 1]: The Amsterdam Fault, a volcanic fissure opening into the subterranean fires miles below New York. Sea erosion has sealed up that vent, but a few depth charges will smash through and bring about an earthquake and a tidal wave that will be catastrophic. The Ghost isn't bluffing! He *can* destroy New York!
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Referenced in Body Fever (1969) See more »

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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.


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