Also called Mark of the Claw in the United Kingdom, Dick Tracy’s Dilemma is about police detective Dick Tracy investigating fur thefts. He soon finds out that the thief has a hook for a hand and calls himself The Claw.
Diamonds are stolen. Before the thief can safely hide them he is strangled by ex-conman Cueball (Dick Wessel). Cueball takes the diamonds and continues on murdering people that he believes are trying to double-cross him. Dick Tracy (Morgan Conway) allows his girlfriend Tess to act as a buyer for the diamonds but what happens when Cueball vows to eliminate Dick Tracy?
Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 black-and-white crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring John Payne. Karlson and Payne teamed up a year later for another black-and-white film, this time a noir, titled 99 River Street, followed by a 1955 color film, Hell’s Island.
Great Guy is a 1936 crime film starring James Cagney and Mae Clarke. An honest inspector for the New York Department of Weights and Measures takes on corrupt merchants and politicians.
A man pretending to be a doctor holds up a train and escapes with a $500,000 payroll. The insurance company puts its best investigator, Charlie Norman, on the case to work. A pretty nifty film noir.
When a wealthy man (Lionel Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive. Patsy Kelly portrays a newly-hired maid who wants to quit because the butler, played by Bela Lugosi, scares her.
Angela Lansbury plays another bad girl who starts an affair with an out of luck builder and architect. He begins to figure out that she really isn’t interested in him, but wants to kill him off for insurance money.