Dick Tracy Returns

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Dick Tracy Returns (1938) is a Republic Movie serial based on the Dick Tracy comic strip. It was the eleventh of the sixty-six serials Republic produced and a sequel to the 1937 serial Dick Tracy, with Ralph Byrd reprising his role as the title character. read more

Dick Tracy Returns (1938) is a Republic Movie serial based on the Dick Tracy comic strip. It was the eleventh of the sixty-six serials Republic produced and a sequel to the 1937 serial Dick Tracy, with Ralph Byrd reprising his role as the title character. It was successful enough that two further sequels were released in 1939 and 1941, and Byrd become so connected with the character he went on the play him in a subsequent television series. This serial charts Tracy's efforts to capture the gang of Pa Stark (Charles Middleton).

Original Release

08/20/1938

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Cast

Ralph Byrd Dick Tracy
Lynne Roberts Gwen Andrews (as Lynn Roberts)
Charles Middleton Pa Stark
Jerry Tucker Junior
David Sharpe Agent Ron Merton
Lee Ford Mike McGurk
Michael Kent Agent Steve Lockwood
John Merton Flight 9 Pilot
Ray Bennett Trigger Stark (as Raphael Bennett)
Jack Roberts Dude Stark
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William Witney, John English

Writers

Barry Shipman, Chester Gould, Franklin Adreon, Ronald Davidson, Rex Taylor, Sol Shor

Cast

Ralph Byrd Dick Tracy
Lynne Roberts Gwen Andrews (as Lynn Roberts)
Charles Middleton Pa Stark
Jerry Tucker Junior
David Sharpe Agent Ron Merton
Lee Ford Mike McGurk
Michael Kent Agent Steve Lockwood
John Merton Flight 9 Pilot
Ray Bennett Trigger Stark (as Raphael Bennett)
Jack Roberts Dude Stark
Ned Glass Kid Stark [Chs. 1, 13]
Eddie Foster Joe Hanner, Taxi Driver [Chs. 1, 13] (as Edward Foster)
Alan Gregg Jimmy 'Snub' Madison, thug
Reed Howes Agent Rance
Bob Terry Agent Reynolds (as Robert Terry)
Tom Seidel Agent Hunt
Jack Ingram Slasher Stark
Harry Anderson Max Williams
John Archer Mr. Clark
James Blaine FBI Chief Clive Anderson

Producers

Editors

Edward Todd, Helene Turner

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