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Ralph Byrd

Highest Rated:   100% The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Lowest Rated:   55% Jungle Book (1942)
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Though he only vaguely resembled Chester Gould's jut-jawed comic strip detective Dick Tracy, Ralph Byrd played the character with such assurance and authority that it is well-nigh impossible to envision anyone else in the role. In films from 1936 after several years on stage, Byrd first appeared as Tracy in the 1937 Republic serial Dick Tracy, then reprised the role in the follow-up serials Dick Tracy Returns (1938) and Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939). When the film rights to the character shifted from Republic to RKO Radio in 1945, RKO attempted to create its own Tracy in the person of Morgan Conway. Fans protested, and Byrd was back in Tracy's fedora and trenchcoat in Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947). Ralph Byrd died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 43, shortly after filming 39 episodes of the Dick Tracy TV series.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Argyle Secrets
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Burnt Rubber
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Dick Tracy, Saga of a Crime Fighter
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy
  • Official
1951
No Score Yet Close To My Heart
  • Charlie
1951
No Score Yet Radar Secret Service
  • Static
1950
No Score Yet Union Station
  • Priest
1950
No Score Yet Jungle Goddess
  • Bob Simpson
1948
No Score Yet Canon City
  • Officer Gray
1948
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Dick Tracy Meets Karloff)(Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure)
  • Dick Tracy
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's Dilemma
  • Dick Tracy
1947
No Score Yet Stallion Road
  • Richmond Mallard
1947
No Score Yet Tampico
  • Quartermaster
1944
No Score Yet Four Jills in a Jeep
  • Sergeant
1944
No Score Yet Guadalcanal Diary
  • Ned Rowman
1943
No Score Yet Margin for Error
  • Pete
1943
No Score Yet They Came to Blow Up America
  • Heinrich Burkhardt
1943
No Score Yet Time to Kill
  • Louis Venter
1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point
  • Maloney
1942
No Score Yet Moontide
  • Rev. Price
1942
55% Jungle Book
  • Durga
1942
No Score Yet Duke of the Navy
  • Breezy Duke
1942
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc.
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Desperate Cargo
  • Tony
1941
No Score Yet Play Girl
  • Doctor
1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy
  • Father Gallagher
1941
No Score Yet A Yank in the RAF
  • Al Bennett
1941
No Score Yet Son of Monte Cristo
  • Gluck
1941
No Score Yet Misbehaving Husbands
  • Bob Grant
1940
100% The Mark of Zorro
  • Student/Officer
1940
No Score Yet Drums of the Desert
  • Paul Dumont
1940
No Score Yet The Captain is a Lady
  • Randy
1940
No Score Yet The Howards of Virginia
  • James Howard
1940
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's G-Men
  • Dick Tracy
1939
No Score Yet Born to Be Wild
  • Steve Hackett
1938
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Returns
  • Dick Tracy
1938
No Score Yet S.O.S. Coast Guard
  • Terry Kent
1937
No Score Yet San Quentin
  • Policeman on Phone
1937
No Score Yet Dick Tracy
  • Dick Tracy
1937
No Score Yet Blake of Scotland Yard
  • Dr. Jerry Sheehan
1937
No Score Yet The Firefly
  • French Lieutenant
1937
No Score Yet The Trigger Trio
  • Larry Smith (Tucson's brother)
1937
100% Swing Time
  • Hotel Clerk
1936
No Score Yet Hell-Ship Morgan
  • Dale
1936
No Score Yet Border Caballero
  • Tex Weaver
1936

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