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Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  20 May 1947 (USA)
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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.

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Complete credited cast:
Ralph Byrd ...
Lyle Latell ...
Kay Christopher ...
Jack Lambert ...
Steve 'The Claw' Michel
Ian Keith ...
Bernadene Hayes ...
Longshot Lillie the Fence
Jimmy Conlin ...
Sightless the 'Blind' Begger
William B. Davidson ...
Peter Premium, V.P. Honesty Insurance
Tony Barrett ...
Sam - Henchman
Tom Keene ...
Fred - Henchman (as Richard Powers)
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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.

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Dick Tracy battles the fiendish "Claw" in one of his most difficult cases. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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20 May 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick Tracy em Luta  »

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Trivia

The third of four classic Dick Tracy movies. See more »

Goofs

As Tracy chases The Claw to a junk yard, the sound of a chain link fence being climbed can be heard as Tracy is climbing a wood fence. See more »

Quotes

Police dispatcher: Calling Car 15. Calling Car 15. Car 15!
Pat Patton: Car 15, Patton speaking.
Police dispatcher: Contact Dick Tracy at once. Have him go over to the Flawless Furs warehouse. Dillon reports some shenanigans - a busted fuse box at the garage.
Pat Patton: Then tell him to call-tell him to call an electrician, not Dick Tracy
Police dispatcher: Now come on, Pat! The night watchman has disappeared. It might be homicide.
Pat Patton: Oh, that's different. I'll tell Dick Tracy right away!
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Spoofed in The Nude Bomb (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
(1943) Uncredited
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
Played without words on honky tonk piano at the Blinking Skull saloon
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Must Have Disappointed the Comic Strip Crowd
2 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was growing up, there was a hard edge to the Dick Tracy comic strip. I remember Flat Top's acne and the viciousness of the other adversaries. Most of the surreal appeal of these villains is badly lost in these old films. The Warren Beatty film was also a major disappointment. I would love someone like Tim Burton to take it on sometime. Put Tracy among all that weirdity and make the villains sort of sick. That said, this is a real ho-hummer. The cops and the sidekicks aren't all that bright. The main character is a guy with a hook who apparently can dismantle just about anyone with the thing. The acting is stiff. Tess Truehart is her usual bland self. I'm sure that few remember Dick Tracy as it was, but maybe some day they will find it and make it right.


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