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Dick Tracy Serial Cliffhanger

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Dick Tracy (1937) is a 15-Chapter Republic movie serial starring Ralph Byrd based on the Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould. It was directed by Alan James and Ray Taylor.

Dick Tracy's foe for this serial is the crime boss and Masked Mystery Villain The Spider/The Lame One (both names are used) and his Spider Ring. In the process of various crimes, including using his Flying wing and sound weapon to destroy the Bay Bridge in San Francisco and stealing an experimental "Speed Plane", the Spider captures Dick Tracy's brother, Gordon. The Spider's minion, Dr. Moloch, performs a brain operation on Gordon Tracy to turn him evil, making him secretly part of the Spider Ring and so turning brother against brother.

In this serial, Dick Tracy is a G-Man (FBI) in San Francisco rather than a Midwestern city police detective as in the comic strip. Most of the Dick Tracy supporting cast and rogues gallery were also dropped and new, original characters used instead. Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould approved the script despite these changes.

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Dick Tracy Chapter 01: The Spider Strikes
Dick Tracy Chapter 02: The Bridge of Terror
Dick Tracy Chapter 03: The Fur Pirates
Dick Tracy Chapter 04: Death Rides the Sky>
Dick Tracy Chapter 05: Brother Against Brother
Dick Tracy Chapter 06: Dangerous Waters >
Dick Tracy Chapter 07: The Ghost Town Mystery
Dick Tracy Chapter 08: Battle in the Clouds
Dick Tracy Chapter 09: The Stratosphere Adventure
Dick Tracy Chapter 10: The Gold Ship
Dick Tracy Chapter 11: Harbor Pursuit
Dick Tracy Chapter 12: The Trail of the Spider
Dick Tracy Chapter 13: The Fire Trap
Dick Tracy Chapter 14: The Devil in White
Dick Tracy Chapter 15: Brothers United

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Released: Feb 20, 1937 Entered Public Domain: Feb 20, 1966

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