Dick Tracy's G-Men

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Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939) is a 15-Chapter Republic movie serial based on the Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould. It was directed by William Witney and John English. This serial was the fifteenth of the sixty-six produced by Republic and the third... read more

Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939) is a 15-Chapter Republic movie serial based on the Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould. It was directed by William Witney and John English. This serial was the fifteenth of the sixty-six produced by Republic and the third Dick Tracy serial (there would be one more, Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc., in 1941). As with all four Dick Tracy serials, Ralph Byrd plays the lead. This time he faces Irving Pichel as the spy with a vendetta, Zarnoff. Future Academy Award winner Jennifer Jones co-stars as Gwen Andrews. "G-Man" is a contemporary slang term for an agent of the FBI. In the comic strip, Dick Tracy is actually a detective in the police force of an unnamed Midwestern city resembling Chicago. This was changed for the serial.

Original Release

09/02/1939

US Release

09/02/1939

Cast

Ralph Byrd Dick Tracy
Irving Pichel Nicolas Zarnoff
Ted Pearson Steve Lockwood / Agent Steve Lockwood
Walter Miller Robal / Henchman Robal
George Douglas Sandoval / Henchman Sandoval
Kenneth Harlan Clive Anderson / FBI Chief Clive Anderson [Chs. 13-15]
Robert Carson Scott / Agent Scott
Julian Madison Foster / Agent Foster
Ted Mapes Dan Murchison / Agent Dan Murchison
Jennifer Jones Gwen Andrews
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John English, William Witney

Writers

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

Cast

Ralph Byrd Dick Tracy
Irving Pichel Nicolas Zarnoff
Ted Pearson Steve Lockwood / Agent Steve Lockwood
Walter Miller Robal / Henchman Robal
George Douglas Sandoval / Henchman Sandoval
Kenneth Harlan Clive Anderson / FBI Chief Clive Anderson [Chs. 13-15]
Robert Carson Scott / Agent Scott
Julian Madison Foster / Agent Foster
Ted Mapes Dan Murchison / Agent Dan Murchison
Jennifer Jones Gwen Andrews
William Stahl Bruce / Agent Bruce
Robert Wayne Wilbur / Agent Wilbur
Joe McGuinn Tom / Henchman Tom
Ken Terrell Ed / Henchman Ed
Harry Humphrey Stover [Chs. 1, 13] / Warden Stover
Harrison Greene Baron [Ch. 14] / Baron
Broderick O'Farrell Russell
George Allen Barge Crewman
Ed Brady Jonas
Robert Brister Dr. Kranz

Producers

Editors

Bernard Loftus, William P. Thompson, Edward Todd

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