DICK TRACY’S DILEMMA (1947)
Article 2838 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 2-13-2009
Posting Date: 5-21-2009
Directed by John Rawlins
Featuring Ralph Byrd, Lyle Latell, Kay Christopher
Dick Tracy investigates a fur theft. He discovers that one of the people involved is a hulking brute with a hook for a hand.
There’s not really much new here, but since this is a series I like, that’s all right by me. The horror element is provided by this movie’s “ugly face”, a hulking brute with a limp, a hook hand, and an affection for cats; he’s known as “The Claw”. Ian Keith steals the movie once again as the aging actor Vitamin Flintheart. The violence is once again a bit nastier than you might expect from a B movie. And, also once again, the character names occasional acknowledge the comic roots of the series. With this review, I have not completed the whole Dick Tracy series from the forties.