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A mysterious criminal, known as "The Ghost" seeks revenge on members of the "Council of Eight" who helped send his brother, "Rackets" Regan, to the Chair. They had planned to build a vast orgnization, called "Crime, Incorporated" which now The Ghost, secretly a member of the Council, will carry out alone, with the aid of an invisibility machine developed by his associate, Lucifer (John Davidson). As the story begins, two members of the Council have already been killed, and Tracy arrives too late to save criminologist Dr. Stephen Chandler (Howard C. Hickman), killed at close range despite being heavily guarded. While Tracy and the police are baffled, they had noticed an odd sound, caused by Lucifer's invisibility machine. Tracy spends the next fourteen chapters tracking that sound, battling the Ghost's schemes and trying to learn his identity.
For purposes of the serial the acting is fine, with Ralph Byrd as reliable as ever as the square-jawed detective/G-man, supported mostly by agent Bill Carr played by Michael Owen. Instead of Gwen, the main female role is June (Jan Wiley), the daughter of the late Dr. Chambers, but she appears no more often than Gwen did in the other serials. She finally gets to do something in Chapter Ten, analyzing the sound of Lucifer's machine. Jan Wiley had better roles in Universal's 1945 serials "Secret Agent X-9" and "The Master Key.Read more ›
Under the production staff of:
William Witney - Director
Jon English - Director
William J. O'Sullivan - Associate Producer
Ronald Davidson - Screenwriter
Norman S. Hall - Screenwriter
William Lively - Screenwriter
Joseph O'Donnell - Screenwriter
Joseph F Poland - Screenwriter
Walter Bullock - Musical Score
Cy Feuer - Musical Score
Reggie Lanning - Cinematographer
Tony Martinelli - Film Editor
Edward Todd - Film Editor
Fred C.Read more ›
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A must have for Dick Tracy Serial fans. Has all the action, comedy, and mystery that you crave.Published 21 months ago by Richard Smith
PLOT: the criminal The Ghost escapes by being invisible.
This is much better than I expected. The Ghost is seen with a creepy mask on most of the time. Read more
I'm only half way through this serial, but I wanted to echo what another reviewer said - there is at least one instance in this serial where basically an entire episode from the... Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by Jobo
My husband loves republic studios series from the 1940's and this one delivers non stop action and keeps you guessing who the villain is until the last chapterPublished on December 28, 2012 by rhkfreespirit
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This is the 3rd of 4 Dick Tracy movie serials, as usual it features Ralph Byrd as Tracy, and that is pretty much where the similarity between the serials and the comic strip end. Read morePublished on June 27, 2010 by Bruce Dawson
Of the 4 Tracy serials this version is the best when it comes to plot and action. Many of the cliff hanging endings are original. A fine example of a serial of the period. Read morePublished on July 9, 2009 by John A. Smith
Just added this one to my collection. If your a Dick Tracy/Ralph Byrd fan get this one. VCI has done a truly remarkable job of digitally restoring this one. Read morePublished on May 29, 2009 by John M