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Dick Tracy: Saga of a Crimefighter
This action-packed three-disc set explores the rich history of one
of the most popular and exciting action characters to ever make the leap from comics to the
movie screen. Dick Tracy: Saga of a Crimefighter is a fascinating, fact-filled
documentary which tells of the rise to fame of cartoonist Chester Gould's two-fisted
detective and his transition from comic strips to radio, television and movies. From the
action serials of the '30s and '40s to the 1990 blockbuster starring Warren Beatty and
Madonna, Dick Tracy has remained a unique and enduring part of American pop culture. Also
included in this special edition collector's set are two bonus discs featuring classic Dick
Tracy movies, serial chapters and TV episodes!
Dick Tracy - Saga of a Crimefighter (1990) 48 mins.
The centerpiece documentary, featuring rare photos, artwork, radio broadcasts and film
Shaky's Secret Treasure (1950) 25 mins.
A criminal recently released from prison searches for the loot he hid before being
incarcerated… and Dick Tracy is watching his every step. Starring Ralph Byrd as Dick
Hi-Jack! (1950) 25 mins.
Dick Tracy and Sam Catchem investigate a series of car thefts and discover a gang who
specialize in changing the appearance and serial numbers of the vehicles they've stolen.
Starring Ralph Byrd as Dick Tracy.
B.B. Eyes (1950) 25 mins.
After a wealthy widow (who has invested $10,000 in Vitamin Flinthearts acting school) gets
suspicious and calls the police, B.B. Eyes arranges a scenario where Vitamin thinks he has
killed her. Two of B.B. Eyes henchmen (Twister and Knuckles) try to get a murder confession
from Vitamin, but Dick Tracy is suspicious of B.B. Eyes' story. Starring Ralph Byrd as Dick
The Mole (1950) 25 mins.
Dick Tracy and Sam Catchem investigate the murder of a counterfeiter and trace the
engraving plates to the lair of a hoodlum known only as "The Mole". While the Mole hires a
crook to run his counterfeiter operation, Dick Tracy draws his net around the gangster's
operation. Starring Ralph Byrd as Dick Tracy.
Dick Tracy Meets Heels Beals (1950) 25 mins.
Two jewel thieves hire out as furniture movers to gain access to the homes of the rich,
and Dick Tracy investigates. Starring Ralph Byrd as Dick Tracy.
Dick Tracy and Flattop (1950) 25 mins.
Dick Tracy is kidnapped from his home by Flattop, who in turn tells Namgib he will kill
Tracy if he is paid $50,000. Tracy escapes, however, and takes Flattop out. Starring Ralph
Byrd as Dick Tracy.
Dick Tracy (1945) 61 mins.
A crime thriller based on the comic strip, in which Dick Tracy is up against a series of
murders and all the victims have no ties to one another. Starring Morgan Conway as Dick
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) 62 mins.
A crime thriller based on the comic strip in which Dick Tracy is up against an ex-con
Cueball, who is stealing gems and murdering people. Starring Morgan Conway as Dick
Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) 60 mins.
A crime thriller based on the comic strip, in which there is a series of fifteen murders
where the victims are slashed. They are all from different social and economic
backgrounds and Dick Tracy is on the trail of the murderer. Starring Ralph Byrd as Dick
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) 65 mins.
A crime thriller based on the comic strip, in which Dick Tracy battles "The Claw".
Starring Ralph Byrd as Dick Tracy.
Dick Tracy (Serial - 1937) 290 mins.
In this 15-episode serial, Dick Tracy (Ralph Byrd) is up against a master criminal called
The Spider. Based on the cartoon strip by Chester Gould, it also stars Kay Hughes and
1. The Spider Strikes
2. The Bridge of Terror
3. The Fur Pirates
4. Death Rides the Sky
5. Brother Against Brother
6. Dangerous Waters
7. The Ghost Town Mystery
8. Battle in the Clouds
9. The Stratosphere Adventure
10. The Gold Ship
11. Harbor Pursuit
12. The Trail of the Spider
13. The Fire Trap
14. The Devil in White
15. Brothers United