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Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939)

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.

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Barry Shipman (original screenplay), Franklin Adreon (original screenplay) (as Franklyn Adreon) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Byrd ... Dick Tracy
Irving Pichel ... Nicolas Zarnoff
Ted Pearson ... Steve Lockwood
Jennifer Jones ... Gwen Andrews (as Phyllis Isley)
Walter Miller ... Robal
George Douglas George Douglas ... Sandoval
Kenneth Harlan ... Clive Anderson
Robert Carson ... Scott
Julian Madison Julian Madison ... Foster
Ted Mapes ... Dan Murchison
William Stahl William Stahl ... Bruce
Robert Wayne Robert Wayne ... Wilbur
Joe McGuinn ... Tom
Ken Terrell ... Ed (as Kenneth Terrell)
Harry Humphrey ... Stover [Chs. 1, 13]
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Storyline

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.

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Genres:

Action | Mystery | Crime

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dick Tracy and His G-Men See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$163,530 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 chapters)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA 'High Fidelity' Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter Titles: 1. The Master Spy 2. Captured 3. The False Signal 4. The Enemy Strikes 5. Crack-Up! 6. Sunken Peril 7. Tracking the Enemy 8. Chamber of Doom 9. Flames of Jeopardy 10.Crackling Fury 11.Caverns of Peril 12.Fight in the Sky 13.The Fatal Ride 14.Getaway 15. The Last Stand See more »

Quotes

Nicolas Zarnoff: [in death cell awaiting execution] Do you think I'm afraid of death?
Dick Tracy: No, Zarnoff, you probably hold the same contempt for it that you held for the lives of others.
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Connections

Follows Dick Tracy Returns (1938) See more »

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Tracy vs. the Master Spy
13 June 2001 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

Zarnoff, the world's most notorious spy, is sentenced to death in the gas chamber for his activities. Zarnoff escapes through a drug he ingests before being brought to the death chamber. For the rest of the serial, he wages war with the man who sent him there, Dick Tracy. Very good cat and mouse game between Tracy and Zarnoff, couple with good action sequences, make this serial well recommended. Watch for the stock footage of the Hindenburg disaster. Great score as well. In terms of serials, 9 out of 10.


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