Saturday, November 4, 2017

DICK TRACY TV SHOW - "Dick Tracy And Flattop" (1950)

 The one and only Dick Tracy joins us tonight for another Saturday Night Special!
 The "Dick Tracy" show ran for two seasons from 1950 to 1952. Tonight's show was from season one, episode 15.

 I'm in a pinch for time, and when I need a break, I can always count on Dick! Dick Tracy might not have any super powers, but he is the greatest detective of all time, and compared to gentlemen like Charlie Chan, and Sherlock Holmes, that's saying a lot!

 I was raised on Dick Tracy, reading about his weekly adventures in the Sunday Funnies, but those days aren't even a memory to anybody anymore!


 Dick Tracy and Tess Trueheart are the prefect couple! Ralph Byrd is Dick, and Angela Greene is Tess!! Ralph also played Dick Tracy on the big screen. Angela went on to be in "The Cosmic Man," "Night Of The Blood Beast," and "Futureworld!"

 Tess is a bit naive when she lets the evil sumbitch Flattop into their home posing as a fellow police officer who needs to talk to Dick.

 This is probably the best Chester Gould moment of the show!

Flattop is played by the marvelous John (I Was A Teenage Frankenstein) Cliff, and his mousey little accomplice named Mote is played by Pedro (They Saved Hitler's Brain) Regas!

The big boss man is called Namgib and is played by George (Drums Of Fu Manchu) Pembroke!

Dick Elliott as Dick's sidekick Murphy questions one of the locals in his search for Dick! That's a lot of Dicks! Dick had a total of 378 acting credits so you're likely to see him in anything from the 40's or 50's!

In The End, it's a triple double cross, and there's no way that's going to turn out to be a happy ending for any of the bad guys!! Just the fact that they would even try to mess with Dick Tracy just proves how ignorant lowlife gangsters really are!!


Anonymous said...

Very cool little show. The handful of episodes I've seen have a nice b-noir-movie vibe. Would love it if somebody released a complete series set on DVD!

EEGAH!! said...

Yeah, It was really a good show, and I always found it entertaining! I found a 3 DVD box set on Amazon for $11.99.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks EEGAH!! I'll look for it (not that I need to give Amazon any more money this week, LOL)!

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