Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome 1947 7 out of 10 (50 Mystery Movies in 50 Weeks) Movie #2

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome 1947  7 out of 10

In our second film from the “Mystery Classics” DVD collection we dig back into the world of Dick Tracy.   This film had some elements of fantasy from comic books that the first film didn’t have.   The plot revolved around some criminals that used a gas that could temporarily freeze people that was used in a bank robbery. Typical of the era this movie was fast paced with quick banter and plot that zips along quickly.  When watching a series like Dick Tracy from this era you get the feel that you are watching and old TV series.  This particular film in the series -features the character of Gruesome  who is played by Horror Movie Legend Boris Karloff.  Karloff does and excellent job as Gruesome portraying an imposing villain on screen that adds to the tension of the film.

On fortunately this was the last of 4 Dick Tracy films at the time as the series didn't continue after this entry.  I wish there had been more as I was starting to enjoy this series. 

Here is a quick glimpse of Karloff's performance.

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