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Eric Taylor (original screenplay)
Chester Gould (based on the cartoon strip by)
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Release Date:
1 December 1945 (USA) See more »
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Police detective Dick Tracy must identify and apprehend a serial killer known as Splitface. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Morgan Conway ... Dick Tracy

Anne Jeffreys ... Tess Trueheart

Mike Mazurki ... 'Splitface'

Jane Greer ... Judith Owens
Lyle Latell ... Pat Patton

Joseph Crehan ... Chief Brandon

Mickey Kuhn ... Junior

Trevor Bardette ... Prof. Linwood J. Starling

Morgan Wallace ... Steve Owens
Milton Parsons ... Deathridge - the Undertaker
William Halligan ... Mayor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sam Ash ... Cop (uncredited)

Gertrude Astor ... Woman (uncredited)
Tanis Chandler ... Miss Stanley (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Paradise Club Headwaiter (uncredited)
Mary Currier ... Dorothy Stafford (uncredited)
Robert Douglas ... Paradise Club Busboy (uncredited)

Ralph Dunn ... Det. Manning (uncredited)

Bruce Edwards ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Edythe Elliott ... Mrs. Caraway (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Bystander at Murder (uncredited)
Carl Faulkner ... Cop (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Cop (uncredited)
Edmund Glover ... Joe - Police Radio Dispatcher (uncredited)
Carl Hanson ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jimmy Jordan ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Mayor's Escort (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Motorist (uncredited)

George Magrill ... Detective at Starling's Interrogation (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Jules (uncredited)
Frank Meredith ... Cop at Starling's Loft (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Paradise Club Patron (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ... Bald Cop in Montage (uncredited)

Tommy Noonan ... Johnny Moko (uncredited)
Florence Pepper ... Girl (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Cop (uncredited)

Jason Robards Sr. ... Motorist (uncredited)

Harry Strang ... Detective at Starling's Interrogation (uncredited)

Don Wilson ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
William Berke 
Writing credits
Eric Taylor (original screenplay)

Chester Gould (based on the cartoon strip by)

Produced by
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
Herman Schlom .... producer
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
Cinematography by
Frank Redman 
Film Editing by
Ernie Leadlay 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clem Beauchamp .... assistant director
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound
Jean L. Speak .... sound
Fred Graham .... stunt double: Mike Mazurki (uncredited)
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Splitface" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
"Dick Tracy, Detective" - USA (reissue title)
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61 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

The first of four classic Dick Tracy feature films produced by RKO, although Ralph Byrd had previously starred in Dick Tracy serials at Republic.See more »
Continuity: The angle and curvature of the scar on Splitface's cheek changes from scene to scene.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Dick Tracy Special (2010) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A Good View, 24 April 2014
Author: arfdawg-1 from United States

Dick is faced with a series of brutal murders in which the victims, all from different social and economic backgrounds, are viciously slashed to pieces.

Suspects abound but Tracy, getting a clue that there will be fifteen murders in all, must find the common thread among the victims before more are killed.

These RKO B pictures are really good. I've very surprised that given Hollywood's lack of creativity these days that no one is developing a Dick Tracy series.

The movie will not change your life, but it's satisfying and a decent watch.

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