Dick Tracy made four feature films at Radio Pictures. Dick Tracy (this film) was followed by Dick Tracy vs. Cueball in 1946, both with Morgan Conway as Tracy. Ralph Byrd returned for the last two features, both released in 1947: Dick Tracy’s Dilemma and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome. Gruesome is probably the best known of the four, with the villain portrayed by Boris Karloff.
Martha Ivers tried to get away from her aunt. She and her friend Sam were caught by the police and returns. When Mrs. Ivers attacks Martha’s pet cat with her cane; Martha intervenes and accidentally kills her aunt. After this, the movie is a great film noir full of blackmail and intrigue..
Penny Serenade (1941) is a film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, and Edgar Buchanan. It was directed by George Stevens and written by Martha Cheavens and Morrie Ryskind. It depicts the story of a loving couple who must overcome a series of adversity to keep their marriage and have a child raised.
This is Anna May Wong playing Lotus Flower who falls in love with an American. It’s silent. It’s the first movie printed to be used in a regular film projector and the 8th color movie ever made.
Frank Sinatra plays a bad guy who wants to kill the President in the small town of Suddenly. Hes taken the sheriff and his family hostage to accomplish his dastardly scheme. The tranquility of Suddenly is usually disturbed only by sheriff Tod Shaw’s unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can’t abide
Set in Europe during World War I, the plot focuses on the tragic romance between Frederick Henry (Gary Cooper), an American ambulance driver serving in the Italian Army, and English Red Cross nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes).
Martin Sheen plays a priest who must enforce the church doctrine that the Mass should be said in native languages. The monks of a remote monastery disagree and think that the Mass should remain prayed in Latin.