Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by John Rawlins.

Plot Summary

Dr L.E. Thal comes into possession of a paralysis which he uses to further his criminal career. Ex-convict Gruesome teams up with Thal to stage a bank robbery and only can stop them.


Directed by: John Rawlins
Copyright MCMXLVII [1947] RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents
Produced by: Herman Schlom
Screen Play by: Robertson White and Eric Taylor
From a Story by: William H. Graffis and Robert E. Kent
Based on the Cartoon Strip “Dick Tracy” Created by: Chester Gould
Assistant Director: James Lane *br>
Director of Photography: Frank Redman
Film Editor: Elmo Williams
Music by: Paul Sawtell
Musical Director: C. Bakaleinikoff
Sound by: Jean L. Speak, Terry Kellum
RCA Sound System
Makeup Supervision: Gordon Bau
Special Effects by: Russell A. Cully
Art Directors: Albert S. D'Agostino, Walter E. Keller
Set Decorations: Darrell Silvera, James Altwies

Boris Karloff [Gruesome]
Ralph Byrd [Dick Tracy]
Anne Gwynne [Tess Truehart]
Edward Ashley [Dr Lee Thal]
June Clayworth [Dr I.M. Learned/Irma]
Lyle Latell [Pat Patton]
Tony Barrett [Melody Fiske]
Skelton Knaggs [X-Ray]
Jim Nolan [Dan Sterne]
Joseph Crehan [Chief Brandon]
Milton Parsons [Dr A. Tomic]

Alternative Titles

Dick Tracy Meets Karloff
Dick Tracy möter Gruesom – Swedish title
Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure – UK title

Extracts included in
Horrible Horror (1986)


by Walt Lee p.102 – credits