CTVA US Crime - "Dick Tracy"  (1950-52) starring Ralph Byrd

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Dick Tracy
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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DICK TRACY (Theatricals) starring Ralph Byrd
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Dick Tracy (Republic Theatrical Cliffhanger Serial):
DICK TRACY (1937)(15? chapters)(73 min?)
starring Ralph Byrd
Dick Tracy (Republic Theatrical Cliffhanger Serial):
DICK TRACY RETURNS (1938)(15 chapters) (254 min)
starring Ralph Byrd
Dick Tracy (Republic Theatrical Cliffhanger Serial):
DICK TRACY'S G-MEN (1939)(15? chapters)(103? min)
starring Ralph Byrd
Dick Tracy (Republic Theatrical Cliffhanger Serial):
DICK TRACY vs CRIME, INC (1941)(15 chapters) (263 min)
starring Ralph Byrd

Dick Tracy (RKO theatrical feature):
DICK TRACY'S DILLEMA (1947) (60 min)
starring Ralph Byrd
Dick Tracy (RKO theatrical feature):
DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME (1947))65 min)
starring Ralph Byrd, and Boris Karloff

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DICK TRACY (Network Television Series)(1950-51)
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ABC Network Television Production
for
ABC (Mondays 8:30pm EST (11Sep50-12Feb51)
ABC (Saturday Mornings) (possibly reruns or theatricals)
Produced by Dick Moore and (Keith Kalmer?)
based on the comic strip detective created by Chester Gould in 1931
US series 1950-51 22? episodes x 30 min
(11Sep50-12Feb51)
Starring
Ralph Byrd as Dick Tracy
with
Joe Devlin as Sam Catchem, Tracy's partner
Angela Greene as Tess Trueheart, Tracy's wife
Dick Elliott as Chief Murphy

Premise:
The exploits of Dick Tracy, a dauntless plainclothes detective with
the NYPD

1.01 11Sep50 ABC Mon - no details
1.02 18Sep50 ABC Mon
1.03 25Sep50 ABC Mon
1.04 02Oct50 ABC Mon
1.05 09Oct50 ABC Mon
1.06 16Oct50 ABC Mon
1.07 23Oct50 ABC Mon
1.08 30Oct50 ABC Mon
1.09 06Nov50 ABC Mon
1.10 13Nov50 ABC Mon
1.11 20Nov50 ABC Mon
1.12 27Nov50 ABC Mon
1.13 04Dec50 ABC Mon
1.14 11Dec50 ABC Mon
1.15 18Dec50 ABC Mon
1.16 01Jan51 ABC Mon
1.17 08Jan51 ABC Mon
1.18 15Jan51 ABC Mon
1.19 22Jan51 ABC Mon
1.20 29Jan51 ABC Mon
1.21 05Feb51 ABC Mon
1.22 12Feb51 ABC Mon

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DICK TRACY (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
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Filmed at:
General Service Studios (1951)
California Studios (from March 1952)
for
First-Run Syndication
based on the comic strip detective created by Chester Gould in 1931
Executive Producer Louis D. Snader
Produced by P.K. Palmer (eps. 1-5)
Produced by Herbert Moulton (eps 6-26)
(For legal/contractual reasons P.K. Palmer was credited as producer on all 26 episodes)

US Detective series 1951-52 26 episodes x 30 min
Starring
Ralph Byrd as Dick Tracy
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Recurring Cast:
Joe Devlin as Sam Catchem, Tracy's partner
Angela Greene as Tess Trueheart, Tracy's wife
MARGIA DEAN AS POLICE OFFICER MARY FAELB
DICK ELLIOTT AS POLICE OFFICER MURPHY
PIERRE WATKIN AS CHIEF PATTON
THURSTON HALL AS DIET SMITH
MARTIN DEAN AS JUNIOR
Premise:
The exploits of Dick Tracy, a dauntless plainclothes detective with the NYPD

2.01 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52):
DICK TRACY & THE BRAIN pt. 1
Written & Produced by P.K. Palmer
Directed by Willard Sheldon
Additional Dialogue by Robert Leslie Bellem
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Thurston Hall, Lyle Talbot, Christine Larson, John O'Malley,
Tony Rocke, Jane Easton, John Demler, George Magrill.

2.02 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & THE BRAIN pt. 2
Written & Produced by P.K. Palmer
Directed by Willard Sheldon
Additional Dialogue by Robert Leslie Bellem
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Thurston Hall, Lyle Talbot, Christine Larson, Dick Alexander,
Jane Easton, Howard Chamberlan.

2.03 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & THE BRAIN pt. 3
Written & Produced by P.K. Palmer
Directed by Willard Sheldon
Additional Dialogue by Robert Leslie Bellem
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin, Dick Elliott
Guest Cast:
Lyle Talbot, Christine Larson, Frank Jenks, Dick Alexander,
Pat Coleman, John O'Malley, Tony Rocke, John Henry, Chuck Hamilton.

2.04 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & THE BRAIN pt. 4
Written & Produced by P.K. Palmer
Directed by Willard Sheldon
Additional Dialogue by Robert Leslie Bellem
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin, Dick Elliott
Guest Cast:
Thurston Hall, Lyle Talbot, Christine Larson, Dick Alexander,
Frank Jenks, John Harmon, Jane Easton.

2.05 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & THE BRAIN pt. 5
Written & Produced by P.K. Palmer
Directed by Willard Sheldon
Additional Dialogue by Robert Leslie Bellem
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Thurston Hall, Lyle Talbot, Christine Larson,
Pat Coleman, Jane Easton.

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Producer Herbert Moulton replaced P.K. Palmer - Oct 1951
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2.06 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & BB EYES pt. 1
Written by Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Charles Hass
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Richard Kean, Wyott Ordung, Isabel Randolph, Paul Fierro,
Ned Roberts, William Woodson.

2.07 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & BB EYES pt. 2
Written by Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Charles Hass
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Richard Kean, Wyott Ordung, Isabel Randolph, Paul Fierro,
Ned Roberts, William Woodson.

2.08 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
B.O. PLENTY'S FOLLY
Written by Edmond E. Kelso
Directed by Nate Watt
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Cy Jenks, Almira Sessions, Norman Rice, Skelton Knaggs,
Leander DeCordova, Carl (or Karl) Davis.

2.09 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & THE BROW
Written by Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Nate Watt
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin, Margia Dean
Guest Cast:
Norman Rice, William Bakewell, Isabel Randolph, William Woodson.

2.10 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
JUNIOR & THE SAPPHIRE MYSTERY
Written by Todhunter Ballard & Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Nate Watt
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recuring cast: Joe Devlin, Angela Greene, Martin Dean
Guest Cast:
George Pembroke, Percy Helton, Don Brodie,

2.11 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & THE PRUNE FACE pt. 1
Written by William Livey (Story?)
SCREENPLAY BY WILLIAM LIVELY AND ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM.
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Ralph Byrd; (Joe Devlin NOT in this episode)
GUEST CAST:
ALAN KEYS...............AS PRUNE FACE
GENE ROTH, HANS SCHUMM, BRUCE EDWARDS.
George Pembroke, John Sebastion, Noel Cravat, William Woodson.
RECURRING CAST:
JOE DEVLIN AS SAM CATCHEM
MARGIA DEAN AS OFFICER MARY FAELB
DICK ELLIOTT AS OFFICER MURPHY.
Martin Dean (as Junior)
SYNOPSIS:
TRACY TRIES TO STOP THE NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL 'PRUNE FACE' FROM STEALING A
FORMULA FOR MAKING SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS. [SC]

2.12 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & THE PRUNE FACE pt. 2
Written by William Livey (Story?)
SCREENPLAY BY WILLIAM LIVELY AND ROBERT LESLIE BELLAM.
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
GUEST CAST:
ALAN KEYS...............AS PRUNE FACE
GENE ROTH. HANS SCHUMM, BRUCE EDWARDS.
George Pembroke, John Sebastion, Noel Cravat, William Woodson.
RECURRING CAST:
MARGIA DEAN AS OFFICER MARY FAELB
JOE DEVLIN AS SAM CATCHEM
DICK ELLIOTT AS OFFICER MURPHY
PIERRE WATKIN AS CHIEF PATTON.
Martin Dean (as Junior)
SYNOPSIS:
PRUNE FACE AND HIS ACCOMPLICE SOUPY PREPARE TO LURE TRACY INTO A DEADLY
TRAP, AND TRACY IS ALMOST KILLED WHEN HE'S CAUGHT IN AN ELECTRICAL SPARK
GAP IN DR. CUTTERS LABORATORY. [SC]

2.13 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & THE PRUNE FACE RETURNS pt. 1
Written by William Livey & Dwight Babcock
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin, Margia Dean, Martin Dean
Guest Cast:
Alan Keyes, Gene Roth, Bruce Edwards, James Fairfax, William Woodson

2.14 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY & THE PRUNE FACE RETURNS pt. 2
Written by William Livey & Dwight Babcock
Story Suggested by Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin, Margia Dean, Martin Dean
Guest Cast:
Alan Keyes, Gene Roth, Bruce Edwards, James Fairfax, William Woodson

2.15 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
HEELS BEALS
Written by Don Brinkley
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Isabel Randolph, Billy Benedict, Karl Davis

2.16 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
TESS & THE SMUGGLERS
Written by Todhunter Ballard
Additional Dialogue by Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Nate Watt
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast : Joe Devlin, Angela Greene, Martin Dean
Guest Cast:
Don Harvey, Don Brodie, George Pembroke, John Halloran.


2.17 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
TRACY IS MISSING!
Written by Todhunter Ballard & Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin, Pierre Watkin
Guest Cast:
Don Harvey, Frank Jaquet, Marc Krah.

2.18 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
THE BROW RETURNS
Written by William Livey
Directed by Nate Watt
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin, Margia Dean
Guest Cast:
Norman Rice, Frank Nordstrom, Hugh Snaders, Don Brodie,
Tennessee Jim.

2.19 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
"SHAKY'S SECRET TREASURE"
SCREENPLAY BY ROY HAMILTON
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
GUEST CAST:
DABBS GREER............AS SHAKEY
LOIS HALL,
RICHARD (Dick) REEVES.
RECURRING CAST:
JOE DEVLIN AS SAM CATCHEM
DICK ELLIOTT AS OFFICER MURPHY
PIERRE WATKIN AS CHIEF PATTON
ANGELA GREENE AS TESS TRUEHEART.
SYNOPSIS:
TRACY ENCOUNTERS A DESPERATE CROOK NAMED SHAKEY WHO'S DETERMINED TO STEAL
THE MAP LEADING TO A DEAD CRIMINAL'S HIDDEN LOOT. [SC]

2.20 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
THE MOSQUITO MURDERS
Written by Dwight Babcock & Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Ralph Byrd
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Lyle Talbot, Percy Helton, Patricia Wright, Paul Purcell

2.21 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
THE EGYPTIAN MUMMY CASE
Written by Fritz Blocki & Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Starring: Ralph Byrd; with: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Charles Evans, Lorin Baker, Noel Cravat.

2.22 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY AND UNFLUENCE
Written by William Livey
Additional Dialogue by Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Frank Gerstle, Richard Reeves, Leslie O'Pace, Henry Rowland.

2.23 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY MEETS THE SHARK
Written by Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Dabbs Greer, Monica Keeting, Stan Blystone, Paul Hoffman

2.24 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
THE GHOST OF GRAVEL GERTIE
Written by Edmond E. Kelso & Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Nate Watt
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Almira Sessions, Sy Jenks, Paul Maxey, Jessie Adams, Frank DeKova,
Skelton Knaggs.

2.25 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
DICK TRACY AND BIG FROST
Written by Milton M. Raison & Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
Lyle Talbot, Philip Van Zandt, Paul Wexler, Harry Arnie.

2.26 [--] Dick Tracy (Syndicated Television Series)(1951-52)
THE CASE OF THE DANGEROUS DOLLARS
(final episode)
Written by Todhunter Ballard & Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Starring: Ralph Byrd;
with recurring cast: Joe Devlin
Guest Cast:
George Eldredge, Leonard Penn, Luther Crockett, Stephen Carr,
John Doucette.

Note:
Ralph Byrd died of a heart attack, 18th August, 1952 - age 43.


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