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  Dick Tracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dick Tracy is a comic strip detective and a popular character in American pop culture.
The character of Dick Tracy is a hard hitting, fast shooting, and supremely intelligent police detective who has matched wits with a variety of often grotesquely ugly villains.
Dick Tracy was created by cartoonist Chester Gould in 1931 for a newspaper comic strip also entitled Dick Tracy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dick_Tracy   (3904 words)

 Images - Cliffhangers: Dick Tracy
Republic changed Tracy from a police detective to an FBI agent; Tracy's girlfriend, Tess Trueheart, was eliminated in favor of a simple secretary/lab assistant, Gwen Andrews; and Pat Patton, Tracy's colleague, was replaced by two characters, a bland sidekick, Steve Lockwood, and a goofy, child-man sidekick, Mike McGurk (played by Smiley Burnette).
But even in 1937, the year Dick Tracy was made, the studios recognized that boys made up the largest part of the audience for serials and the girl-haters in the audience certainly wouldn't tolerate a girlfriend telling Tracy that he's her "bestest boyfriend," as she did in the comic strip.
For example, Tracy and his crew discover that a crime note was written with a typewriter that uses a replaced letter "g." As a result, the FBI agents swarm over the city, looking for the typewriter.
www.imagesjournal.com /issue04/infocus/dicktracy.htm   (1199 words)

 Comics Page: Dick Tracy
Tracy felt compelled to avenge the killing and nine days later he joined the plainclothes unit of a big-city police force as a detective, his new life mission would then be to capture the notorious villain, a decision that would sidetrack his marriage to Tess Trueheart for nearly 20 years.
Tracy's knack for originality earned him a reputation as the groundbreaking detective who kept the streets safe (and kept millions of readers glued to their comics pages in doing so).
Although many remember him with fond nostalgia, Dick Tracy continues to be relevant as he combines old-fashioned values with 21st century innovation to capture corporate crooks, computer pirates, polluters, skyjackers, gang members and terrorists.
www.comicspage.com /dicktracy/dick_about.html   (250 words)

 Dick Tracy at DVDwolf.com
The fact that Dick was tough as nails and always got his man was something to look up to, although I never cared for the casting of Warren Beatty in the role I also love the bright reds, yellows and blues of the movie at least giving it a brilliant comic book look.
Dick Tracy (1990): Legendary police detective Dick Tracy is the only man tough enough to take on gangster boss Big Boy Caprice and his band of menacing mobsters.
Dick Tracy (Cliffhangers): This was the initial entry of the Dick Tracy serials from Republic Pictures in 1937.
www.dvdwolf.com /Reviews/D/Dick_Tracy.html   (1015 words)

 Dick Tracy
History: Dick Tracy was an unswervingly honest man in his mid-thirties, whose life was forever changed by a tragedy which struck the same day he proposed to his photographer girlfriend Tess Trueheart.
Dick Tracy and the Spider Gang, 1937) was the first, seeing Ralph Byrd in the title role, battling the Lame One and his Spider Gang, and introduced Gordon Tracy, Dick's brother.
Dick's animated adventures began in 1961 with UPA's Dick Tracy Show, a series of one-hundred and thirty 5 minute cartoons which saw him handing out assignments to various assistant detectives, and not actually fighting crime himself most of the time.
www.internationalhero.co.uk /d/diktracy.htm   (2009 words)

 Film/Classic: Dick Tracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dick Tracy was a newspaper comic strip detective created by Chester Gould.
In "Dick Tracy," Beatty has taken a simplistic and pretty one-dimensional hero and enfused him with poetry and poetic surroundings and poetic people.
To a great extent, "Dick Tracy" is more of a love story than a gangster thrillah and it is hard to believe that Madonna loses out to Headley but that is consistent with the film's innocence/purity.
www.thecityreview.com /dictracy.html   (875 words)

 Movie Serials, cliffhangers and reviews: Todd Gault's Movie Serial Experience
Dick examines the notes sent to them and is able to track down the typewriter used to write them.
Dick sneaks in and uses their own radio to contact headquarters, which is answered by Gwen Andrews (Kay Hughes) and the bumbling Mike McGurk (Smiley Burnette).
Tracy is shown to be quite a detective in the Sherlock Holmes style of tracking down villains with nothing more to go than a mud stain.
www.serialexperience.com /showarticle.php?fldRecNum=57   (1860 words)

 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Dick Tracy
So recognizable was the Tracy style of villain that when, in 1946, Daffy Duck came up against Jukebox Jaw, Pumpkin Head and Neon Noodle, viewers would have known who was being parodied even if Daffy hadn't done it under the name "Duck Twacy".
Dick Tracy was a radio show from 1935-48, and the character was featured in a series of novels and Big Little Books during that time, as well.
Tracy got a second shot at animated success in 1971, when he appeared in a few obscure segments on an Archie Saturday morning show, but that went nowhere.
www.toonopedia.com /tracy.htm   (1050 words)

 Internet Archive: Details: Dick Tracy's Dilemma
Dick Tracy battles the fiendish "Claw" in one of his most difficult cases.
The actor playing Tracy, Ralph Byrd, who also plays him in the serial, isn't as good an actor as Morgan Conway, who plays Tracy in "Dick Tracy Detective." That movie is also better scripted and executed.
It's the old Dick Tracy, contrived, corny, not meant to be the main attraction.
www.archive.org /details/dick_tracys_dilemma   (517 words)

 Comics on Television in the 1950s: Dick Tracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dick is locked in a trunk which is to be fumigated with cyanide gas.
Dick Tracy faces death from mosquito’s infected with a rare tropical disease as part of a scheme to steel the formula for tripling the power of gasoline.
Tracy tries to foil the heir of one of the members of a land holding syndicate, who has worked out an ingenious scheme to murder all of the partners.
home.earthlink.net /~joesarno/tvcomics/dicktr.htm   (1491 words)

 Dick Tracy (1990)
Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty), a ram-rod straight detective and symbol of hope for the city, is always on call through his watch-radio.
Inevitably, Tracy is unable to convince his superiors (particularly DA Fletcher (Dick Van Dyke)) and Big Boy walks free, bemoaning his false imprisonment.
Tracy is carpeted for his failure whilst Big Boy sets into motion his grand scheme, uniting the many suspicious gang bosses to form an impervious felonious organisation.
www.film.u-net.com /Movies/Reviews/Dick_Tracy.html   (617 words)

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B Button Push to fire at objects from within the car or when Tracy is on foot (gun fires in the direction the car or Tracy is facing).
Tracy can try to avoid their fire while staying in the police car or he can get out of the car by pushing the SELECT Button and return their fire by pressing the B Button.
If Tracy picks interrogation and the thug is not the main criminal, but is related to the crime, he or she will provide a clue.
www.atarihq.com /tsr/manuals/dicktracy.txt   (2167 words)

 Toon Tracker's The Dick Tracy Show Page
Dick Tracy, created by Chester Gould, began life as a comic strip in October, 1931.
The action would resume when Tracy radioed back "...Over and out!" The last time Tracy would be seen was at the end, to praise his men for their "...Good work." On rare occasions Tracy would show up on-screen during the story to get involved.
Originally titled The Adventures of Dick Tracy, the TV cartoons were designed in a flexible format for use with an on-camera, local station host.
www.toontracker.com /tracy/dicktracy.htm   (480 words)

 Internet Archive: Details: Dick Tracy Detective
Dick must stop the mysterious killings of various people with no obvious connection.
While not a great movie, the plot is interesting, the acting better than average, the characters in line with the Dick Tracy milieu and the dialog well written.
Anne Jeffreys, who plays Dick Tracy's girlfriend, later played Marion Kerby, one of the two ghosts in the TV series, Topper.
www.archive.org /details/dick_tracy_detctive   (178 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty) is the ultimate good guy cop of the 1940s trying single-handedly to bring down the mob.
Dick Tracy is filled with bright, garish colors, and it looked like a horrid bleeding mess on my TV.
One is with Glenne Headly as Dick's girlfriend Tess Trueheart.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/dicktracy.php   (1578 words)

 Filmtracks: Dick Tracy (Danny Elfman)
Dick Tracy: (Danny Elfman) In composer Danny Elfman's evolution of superhero themes, Dick Tracy ended up being the odd man out, never quite fitting into the rest of Elfman's developing career like his better known efforts.
Elfman's approach to Dick Tracy was different than that of Batman, because it is evident from the start that Elfman realized his role in injecting some life into the otherwise lifeless film.
The strangest aspect of Dick Tracy is its inability to establish the film as one of major crime.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/dick_tracy.html   (785 words)

 Amazon.com: Dick Tracy: DVD: Madonna,Marvelee Cariaga,Seymour Cassel,Charles Durning,Stig Eldred,Charles ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But with 1990's DICK TRACY he stumbled badly: although it received considerable hype and numerous critical accolades for its art and sound design, the film fizzled at the box office, and these days you are more likely to find the film in a retail bargain bin than in some one's personal collection.
Dick Tracy is a wonderfully realized trip into a comic strip that stars Warren Beatty as the dedicated cop in the yellow coat, but Beatty doesn't just star as the lead, he's also the film's producer and director.
Dick Tracy is a well acted, visually glamorous and stupendous movie-going experience that's a fun throw back to old film-noirs and jazzy detective yarns filled with blazing tommy guns and screeching tires.
www.amazon.com /Dick-Tracy-Madonna/dp/B00005T7I1   (2787 words)

 Dick Tracy OTR MP3 List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A favorite of radio kids, and many adults as well, Dick Tracy on the radio was a long running serial that was based on the very popular Dick Tracy of newspaper comic strip fame.
Dick Tracy was the star of movies and several animation series as well, including a 1970's TV animation adaptation that was as true to the original Chester Gould newspaper comic strip as was the radio version.
Dick Tracy was featured in a series of novels and "Little Big Books" at the time, as well as the Republic cliffhangers and movies.
www.otrcat.com /dicktracy.htm   (751 words)

 Dick Tracy (1990)
Tracy follows the titular hero as he attempts to clean up the city of sakj.
Dick Tracy appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Dick Tracy enjoys a reputation as a moderate dud, and frankly, it deserves it.
www.dvdmg.com /dicktracy.shtml   (1611 words)

 DVD Savant Review: Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty), fashionably dressed in a white cashmere trenchcoat, puts the heat on Big Boy while romancing his steady girl Tess Trueheart (Glenne Headly) and befriending a nameless street urchin named 'The Kid' (Charlie Korsmo).
Dick Tracy could be subtitled, 'A workout for rods and cones' - Technicolor couldn't have had much color left over for other movies after this show left the lab.
Dick Tracy did fine in the theaters but wasn't the breakthrough hit that Universal hoped for.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s471tracy.html   (1861 words)

 Dick Tracy
Tracy survives attacks by a wingless plane and a death-ray in attempts to stop the villain's plan to destroy the new bridge across San Francisco's Bay using a flying wing bomber and a sonic vibration device.
Dick captures international spy Zarnoff, who is executed in the gas chamber for his crimes.
Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould loved the idea and wanted him to do the script, but due to Gould's demands on the picture that no one could meet, the project was shelved.
www.angelfire.com /mn/nn/DickTracy.html   (1715 words)

Dick Tracy was a yellow clad detective that fought all types of gangsters in his city like Flat Top and the Blank.
When Dick would get the call that something was about to go down, he would then radio one of his allies and send them in to take care of the criminal.
Dick Tracy assigns Hemlock Holmes and The Retouchables to stop him.
www.tvofyourlife.com /DICKTRACY.htm   (357 words)

 Amazon.ca: Dick Tracy (Widescreen): DVD: Madonna,Marvelee Cariaga,Seymour Cassel,Charles Durning,Stig Eldred,Charles ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Dick Tracy" is a movie that looked better in 1990, but still is entertaining and has interesting things, for instance, the production design, which makes that the movie feels like a mixture between a cartoon and a comic book.
"Dick Tracy" is an amusing movie, specially for those who enjoy film adaptations for comic books, or for those who saw this movie when they were kids (like myself) and feel a bit of nostalgia.
Although Beatty's performance as Dick Tracy is a bit dry, I believe the part called for it, the same goes for most of the characters.
www.amazon.ca /Dick-Tracy-Widescreen-Madonna/dp/B00005T7I1   (1767 words)

 "Dick Tracy" Sequel Planned (May 16th, 2005) - Dark Horizons
Actor Warren Beatty has sued newspaper publisher Tribune Co., claiming he still has film rights to Dick Tracy and has plans for a second "Dick Tracy" film in the works reports Variety.
Beatty, who starred in and directed the 1990 film "Dick Tracy," is seeking a ruling that he still owns film and other rights, plus $30 million in damages.
In making the 1990 "Dick Tracy" film with Disney, Beatty transferred most of his rights to Disney but kept the right to produce a project if Tribune sent out a forfeiture notice.
www.darkhorizons.com /news05/050516a.php   (209 words)

 Top Make-up Artists say:
Dick Smith is just such a man. His contribution to make-up effects is immeasurable.
Dick's course is the sum total of a lifetime of unrelenting inquisitiveness, no-stone-unturned experimentation and unparalleled practice.
Dick Smith's course is the Encyclopedia Britannica of contemporary make-up technique — the most comprehensive source of information on its subject; it surpasses the combined erudition of all other make-up texts on the market.
www.dicksmithmake-up.com /topmake.htm   (1402 words)

 DVD Review - Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty) is the city's number one crime fighting cop out to stop the gang of Lips Manlis (Paul Sorvino).
Keeping in mind the aesthetic and historical context of the film, the over-the-top dialog is as juicy and tasty as a $20 steak, but every once in a while a character will spout out some idiotic line that would be unwelcome even in a Carrot Top flick.
The most prominent example of this is Tracy's "Is the friend of my enemy my enemy?" verbal nonsense.
www.thedigitalbits.com /reviews2/dicktracy.html   (1233 words)

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