February 22, 2017 Subject:
Too much fun
Agree with Bobsluckycat, this one is delightful. Byrd is about as much a tough guy as Ward Cleaver, but he's having fun and so are his supporting players. Karloff is terrific as the menacing gangster, convincingly though quietly murderous. The plot is just comic booky enough to maintain interest. Very good B feature.
April 5, 2011 Subject:
This Is Just Fun, Fun, Fun
RKO Radio Pictures picked up the Dick Tracy franchise in 1945 and made 4 Dick Tracy features. The first three were pretty good somewhat filmnoirish entries first with Morgan Conway and then with Ralph Bryd (the Original Dick Tracy from Republic Pictures) starring in the last two. This is the final entry and maybe the best, but it is a light-hearted tongue-in-cheek romp from start to finish. Boris Karloff is just great and never breaks a smile throughout. The entire cast is perfect and plays the entire film straight. It's a delight. I've owned it for years and enjoy it. You will too. Enjoy.