Dick Tracy: The Original Film Series Online

Chester Gould first intro­duced Dick Tra­cy, the leg­endary police detec­tive, to the Amer­i­can pub­lic in 1931, back when he launched his syn­di­cat­ed com­ic strip — a strip that he would con­tin­ue writ­ing until 1977. The char­ac­ter res­onat­ed imme­di­ate­ly, and soon enough, Dick Tra­cy took to the air­waves (lis­ten to radio episodes here) and then even­tu­al­ly the sil­ver screen. In 1937, Repub­lic Pic­tures released a Dick Tra­cy film series com­prised of 15 episodes/chapters, each run­ning about 22 min­utes on aver­age. And, thanks to Film Annex, you can now revis­it them (for free) online at DickTracyTV.com. Above we have fea­tured a video that gives you the entire series in one handy clip. It runs rough­ly 4 and a half hours (got an after­noon to spare?), and, please note, the large file takes some time to load. You can also watch, or even down­load, this file at The Inter­net Archive.

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