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Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)

Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)

Dick Tracy vs. Cueball

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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 The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Robert E. Kent, Dane Lussier, Robert Kent
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On DVD: Oct 9, 2001
Runtime:
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.

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Cast

Morgan Conway
as Dick Tracy
Dick Wessel
as Cueball
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
Harry V. Cheshire
as Jules Sparkle
Trevor Bardette
as Lester Abbott
Jason Robards Sr.
as Ship's Officer
Philip Warren
as Dr. Martin
Max Wagner
as Bartender
Bill Wallace
as Doorman
Perc Launders
as Telephone Operator
William Newell
as Piano Player
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Nice B-movie has good character actors in comedy supporting roles.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Classic Film and Television

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