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Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Morgan Conway made his final screen appearance as Chester Gould's granite-jawed detective Dick Tracy in this RKO Radio programmer. This time around, Tracy's nemesis is baldheaded jewel thief Cueball, played with blunt menace by Dick Wessel. Double-crossed by his gang, Cueball methodically bumps them off. This would normally delight the cops, who'd been wanting to get rid of the gang anyway, but unfortunately Cueball has vowed to eliminate Tracy as well. The villain's ultimate demise is as good as anything cooked up by Chester Gould for the comic strips. Directed and written in the same larger-than-life style of the Gould original, Dick Tracy vs. Cueball features such colorful characters as Tracy's main squeeze Tess Trueheart (Anne Jeffreys), pill-popping ham actor Vitamin Flintheart (Ian Keith), waterfront hag Filthy Flora (Esther Howard) and jewelry shop proprietor Jules Priceless (Douglas Walton). For reasons that defy explanation, this delightfully daffy concoction was spotlighted in the notorious volume . ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 18, 1946

Cast

Morgan Conway
as Dick Tracy
Anne Jeffreys
as Tess Trueheart
Lyle Latell
as Pat Patton
Rita Corday
as Mona Clyde
Ian Keith
as Vitamin Flintheart
Douglas Walton
as Percival Priceless
Esther Howard
as Filthy Flora
Joseph Crehan
as Chief Brandon
Byron Foulger
as Simon Little
Jimmy Crane
as Junior
Milton Parsons
as Higby
Skelton Knaggs
as Rudolph
Harry V. Cheshire
as Jules Sparkle
Ralph Dunn
as Cop
Dick Wessel
as Cueball
Trevor Bardette
as Lester Abbott
Dorothy Granger
as Leeds
Raoul Freeman
as Cop
Robert Bray
as Steve
William Newell
as Piano Player
Max Wagner
as Bartender
Frank Mills
as Drunk
Eddie Borden
as Drunk
Perc Launders
as Telephone Operator
Lee Frederick
as Purser
Jason Robards, Sr.
as Captain
Raoul Freeman
as Cop
Dorothy Granger
as Leeds
Ralph Dunn
as Cop
Perc Launders
as Telephone Operator
Max Wagner
as Bartender
Frank Mills
as Drunk
Eddie Borden
as Drunk
Lee Frederick
as Purser
Trevor Bardette
as Lester Abbott
Dick Wessel
as Cueball
Robert Bray
as Steve
William Newell
as Piano Player
Harry V. Cheshire
as Jules Sparkle

Crew

Herman Schlom
Producer
Dane Lussier
Screenwriter
Constantin Bakaleinikoff
Composer (Music Score)
Phil Ohman
Composer (Music Score)
Albert S. D'Agostino
Art Director
Sid Rogell
Executive Producer
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Luci Ward
Short Story Author
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