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DICK TRACY - 75th ANNIVERSARY EDITION ORIGINAL SERIAL

DICK TRACY - 75th ANNIVERSARY EDITION ORIGINAL SERIAL
ITEM: 8875
UPC: 089859887529
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2 DISC
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Based on the famous cartoon strip by Chester Gould, this was the initial entry of the Dick Tracy serials from Republic Pictures in 1937. In this super thriller, a clubfooted criminal known only as the "Lame One" masterminds a war on G-men. One of his villainous plans is to destroy the new Bay Bridge by bombarding it with high-frequency sound waves from his stratospheric aircraft, "The Wing". In the meantime, Dick Tracy’s brother is kidnapped and forced to aid the notorious Lame One, who turns out to be…? This serial features 15 chapters of fistfights, car chases and aerial stunts, as only Republic Pictures could stage them.

Actors:

Ralph Byrd
Kay Hughes
Smiley Burnette
Lee Van Atta
John Picorri
Carleton Young
Fred Hamilton
Francis X. Bushman
Edwin Stanley

Directed by:
Ray Taylor
Alan James

Produced by:
Nat Levine

Written by:
Screenplay by: Barry Shipman, Winston Miller
Original Story by: Morgan Cox, George Morgan

Cinematography by:
Edgar Lyons
William Nobles

DVD | 2 DISC | 290 minutes | 1937 | B&W | Not Rated | English language | English subtitles subtitles | 1.33:1 / 4x3 | Dolby Digital 2.0 | All Regions

  • New Special Video Introduction by Max Allan Collins (Writer of the Dick Tracy comic strip for 15 years after Chester Gould’s retirement)
  • Commentary by Max Allan Collins (plays during Chapter 1 &2)
  • Photo Gallery
  • "Dick Tracy in B-Flat" – a special Armed Forces radio program broadcast in 1945, featuring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and many others
  • Rare Episode from the 1950 TV Series
CATEGORIES FOR THIS TITLE:
Action/Adventure
Mystery/Suspense
Serials
Based on Comics
 
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