Dick Tracy's Dilemma

Dick Tracy's Dilemma

John Rawlins (1947)

PG Certificate


Our Score
In the penultimate feature in the RKO series, the studio at last realised the wisdom of casting Ralph Byrd as Chester Gould's comic-strip detective. Byrd, who had previously played Tracy in four Republic serials, seemed born to play the role, and audiences warmed to him. Here he's surrounded by RKO contract players like Jack Lambert and Ian Keith in a quickie that fairly zips through its running time. Though unadventurous in its B-movie plotting, it's a perfectly respectable addition to the series.


The daring detective sets out to thwart a devious villain planning an insurance fraud. Detective adventure, starring Ralph Byrd.

Cast & Crew

Actor Ralph Byrd
Actor Lyle Latell
Actor Kay Christopher
Actor Jack Lambert
Director John Rawlins

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures LtdAvailable on: video and DVD