Dick Tracy's Dilemma

60mins1947Classic MoviesTVG
director
John Rawlins
starring
Kay ChristopherJack LambertLyle LatellIan KeithRalph Byrd
In this 1947 thriller based on Chester Gould's long-running comic strip, Dick Tracy investigates a theft, a possible insurance swindle and several murders?all linked to a nasty thug with a bum leg and hook for a hand. The iconic squared-jawed police detective is hot on the trail of a group of fur thieves who empty a dealer?s vault?and leave behind the body of night watchman. His investigation eventually leads him to an ex-con with the sinister nickname ?The Claw?. Character actor and sometime-leading man Ralph Byrd reprised his starring role from the wildly popular 1930s Tracy movie serials, as exhibitors insisted he return after Morgan Conway's portrayal in an earlier pair of RKO feature films. Filled with fantastic film noir elements and shadowy suspense, DICK TRACY'S DILEMMA is an old-school crime classic. 
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