Dick Tracy's Dilemma

Dick Tracy's Dilemma

Ralph Byrd
Director: John Rawlins Cast: Ralph Byrd
Ralph Byrd
, Lyle Latell
Lyle Latell
, Kay Christopher
Kay Christopher
John Rawlins


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Ralph Byrd returns to the character he had originated ten years earlier in the serial Dick Tracy. This time, Chester Gould's immortal comic strip hero is called in to handle a fur theft. The owner of Flawless Furs, Humphreys (Charles Marsh), has just signed on with the Honesty Insurance Company whose investigator, Cudd (Al Bridge), made him change the combination to the vault. The insurance policy --as the head of Honesty, Peter Premium (William B. Davidson), explains -- holds the company liable if the stolen furs haven't been recovered within 24 hours of the theft. The trail leads to Longshot Lily (Bernadene Hayes), a would-be fence who is promptly arrested. But when Tracy's snitch, Sightless (Jimmy Conlin), is found brutally murdered, the detective realizes that he has more than a simple fur theft on his hands. With the help of master thespian Vitamin Flintheart (Ian Keith) and ever-present sidekick Pat Patton (Lyle Latell), Tracy follows a series of clues that leads him to a deserted junkyard and a fateful confrontation with fiendish killer "the Claw" (Jack Lambert). Dick Tracy's Dilemma was followed by Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947), after which RKO retired the series.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/05/2018
UPC: 0889290005243
Original Release: 1947
Source: Film Detective
Sales rank: 48,045

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ralph Byrd Dick Tracy
Lyle Latell Pat Patton
Kay Christopher Tess Trueheart
Jack Lambert The Claw
Ian Keith Vitamin Flintheart
Jimmy Conlin Sightless
Bernadene Hayes Longshot Lillie
Tony Barrett Sam
Al Bridge Investigator Cudd
William B. Davidson Peter Premium
William Gould Collins
Harry Harvey Donovan, Cop
Tom Keene Pred
Tom London Cop in Squad Car
Sean McClory Dillon
Jason Robards Hawkes
Harry Strang Foreman
Charles Marsh Humphreys
Jay Norris Morgue Attendant
Philip Warren Police Sergeant
Elena Warren Matron
Roger Creed Taxi Driver
Wade Crosby Jigger
Eddie Borden Drunk

Technical Credits
John Rawlins Director
Robert Stephen Brode Screenwriter
Marvin J. Coil Editor
Lucius O. Croxton Art Director
Russell A. Cully Special Effects
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Frank Redman Cinematographer
Paul Sawtell Score Composer
Herman Schlom Producer

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