DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME
On-the-lam prisoner Gruesome (Boris Karloff) uses toxic gas to pull off a bank heist. Eyewitness to the crime is Tess Truehart (Anne Gwynne), who calls on police Detective Dick Tracy (Ralph Byrd) to investigate. With few leads from the bank's incapacitated customers, and press coverage threatening to create chaos, the crime fighter is in a tough spot. When Tracy learns about the mysterious disappearance of a doctor, however, it may provide the crucial break he needs to solve the crime.
DICK TRACY'S DILEMMA
Legendary police detective Dick Tracy (Ralph Byrd) and his faithful partner, Pat Patton (Lyle Latell), investigate the daring heist from a local warehouse of a recently insured fortune in furs. As the pair follows clues leading to shifty socialite Tess Trueheart (Kay Christopher), a growing body count at the morgue hints at the possibility of a serial killer on the loose. Tracy and Patton struggle to find the killer while working to unravel this high-fashion mystery.
When efforts to prosecute mob boss Luigi Patrovita (Sam Wanamaker) are repeatedly derailed thanks to a mole in the FBI, the only choice is to bring in an outsider -- specifically, Mark Kaminsky (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a disgraced agent who leaps at a chance for reinstatement. After FBI chief Shannon (Darren McGavin) gives him his orders, Kaminsky fakes his death and reemerges as an ex-con named Brenner. Undercover and accountable to no one, the former Fed tears up the mob from the inside.