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.
Dick Tracy battles the fiendish "Claw" in one of his most difficult cases.
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Did You Know?
, who had previously played Dick Tracy in four serials Republic produced in the late '30s and early 40's, was hired to replace Morgan Conway
because, after the two previous films (Dick Tracy
(1945) and Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
(1946)), exhibitors complained. To them, Byrd was Dick Tracy, and only Byrd would do. RKO accepted this and hired him to finish the series. Unfortunately for Byrd, because of this he spent his career typecast as Dick Tracy. See more
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
[referring to The Claw
Sam, a henchman
Hot furs are bad enough, but he's gotta tie him up in a murder. We'll never get our dough, never! All because of your itchy hangnail!
Featured in Dick Tracy Special
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
Played without words on honky tonk piano at the Blinking Skull saloon See more