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Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In!

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"Case of a Man Without a Head"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Dick Tracy and the Invisible Man Radio Play Script
Juvenile Police Serial (1934 - 48)

Dick Tracy RadioNed WeverA favorite of radio kids, and many adults as well, Dick Tracy on the radio was a long running serial that was based on the very popular Dick Tracy of newspaper comic strip fame. Dick Tracy was the star of movies and several animation series as well, including a 1970's TV animation adaptation that was as true to the original Chester Gould newspaper comic strip as was the radio version. Dick Tracy had debuted in the Detroit Mirror in 1931. Soon it hit New York and Chicago, in the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune. By 1937, the comic strip appeared in over 700 newspapers. With a strong, built-in audience, Dick Tracy was perfect serial.

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First developed for radio in 1934 for the New England region, the show was an immediate hit and was then done on from 1935-37. Republic Pictures began the Dick Tracy cliffhangers in the movies, which also helped kids get excited about following his adventures on radio. Fifteen minute serials were produced for a full five nights a week in 1938-'39. In 1939, it went to a half-hour, usually playing on Saturdays. With WWII developing, Dick Tracy was put on hold. After a few years, the show again took to the air, and continued from 1943 through '48, first developed as a fifteen minute serial, and then expanding to a half hour in the mid 1940s. Dick Tracy was featured in a series of novels and "Little Big Books" at the time, as well as the Republic cliffhangers and movies.

Chester Gould's newspaper strip featured singular thugs and inventive plots all drawn in a flat, modern-looking cartoon. The strip was heavy on scientific crime detection, using the lab to sift through clues, and ultra-modern inventive devices such as Dick Tracy's two-way wrist radio (1946) that were wild then, and are very big in commercials right now as pager/cell phones (almost wristwatch size.)

Dick Tracy vs Crime, Inc!On the radio serial, the "good guys" were Dick Tracy, "protector of law and order," his sidekick Pat Patton, and Tracy's investigative team Junior Tracy and Tess Trueheart. The strip and show also starred bizarre villains, with such names as The Blank, Little Face Finney, Pruneface, The Brow and Shakey. The radio cases were always exciting, with plenty of trouble, cliff hanging and narrow escapes. (Please note these Dick Tracy recordings are of mixed quality with some unfortunate hiss)

For more serial adventures, please see True Adventures of Junior G-Men, Superman, The Green Hornet, Tarzan, Jungle Jim, Fu Manchu. Hop Harrigan, Speed Gibson. Terry and the Pirates, Buck Rogers, Space Patrol, Captain Midnight, and I Love a Mystery. Dick Tracy CandyOther shows that were based on popular characters are Sherlock Holmes, Chandu, the Magician, and Nick Carter, Master Detective.

For other classic radio shows based of comics,see also

 

Dick Tracy Wrist Radio

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    70 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 17 hours, 51 min
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      70 shows - total playtime 17 hours 51 minutes
      1. Command Performance Dick Tracy In B Flat 450215.mp3
      2. DT 350000 000 Audition Program (tess Disappears).mp3
      3. DT 380208 027 Black Pearl Of Osirus.mp3
      4. DT 380209 028 Pat Goes Overboard.mp3
      5. DT 380210 029 Mystery In Hold.mp3
      6. DT 380211 030 Dick Is Shot.mp3
      7. DT 380214 031 Dick Gets Ring Of Osirus.mp3
      8. DT 380215 032 Dick Finds Black Pearl.mp3
      9. DT 380216 033 Agent Is Murdered.mp3
      10. DT 380217 034 Gang After Ring.mp3
      11. DT 380218 035 Dick Captures Gang (ring Premium).mp3
      12. DT 380221 036 Pat Is Hypnotized.mp3
      13. DT 380222 037 Dick Is Captured.mp3
      14. DT 380223 038 Dick Escapes.mp3
      15. DT 380224 039 Junior Kidnapped.mp3
      16. DT 380225 040 Junior Escapes.mp3
      17. DT 380411 071 Mounties At Pitchblend.mp3
      18. DT 380412 072 Snow Slide.mp3
      19. DT 380413 073 Who Is Purple Rider.mp3
      20. DT 380414 074 Junior Is Kidnapped.mp3
      21. DT 380415 075 Junior Sends A Mirror Message.mp3
      22. DT 380418 076 Junior Rescued By And Captures Purple Rid.mp3
      23. DT 380419 077 Dick Lassoes Purple Rider.mp3
      24. DT 380420 078 Purple Rider Exposed.mp3
      25. DT 380425 081 Tracy Rescued And Kyle Captured.mp3
      26. DT 380426 082 Invisible Ink.mp3
      27. DT 440000 000 Case Of Firebug Murders.mp3
      28. DT 440110 000 Case Of Hooting Owl (stuck In Snow).mp3
      29. DT 440505 000 Espionage At Circus (copy 2).mp3
      30. DT 440505 000 Espionage At Circus.mp3
      31. DT 450501 000 Case Of Empty Safe.mp3
      32. DT 450508 000 On Trail Of Nighthawks.mp3
      33. DT 450622 000 Case Of Pigeon Blood Ruby.mp3
      34. DT 450913 000 Case Of Buried Treasure.mp3
      35. DT 450920 000 Case Of Man Without A Head.mp3
      36. DT 450921 000 Case Of Man Without A Head.mp3
      37. DT 450924 000 Case Of Man Without A Head.mp3
      38. DT 451025 000 Case Of Trained Seal.mp3
      39. DT 451122 000 New Mystery Begins.mp3
      40. DT 460119 000 Case Of Dark Corridor.mp3
      41. DT 460913 000 Case Of Broken Window.mp3
      42. DT 460916 000 Case Of Broken Window.mp3
      43. DT 461211 000 Case Of Campus Murder.mp3
      44. DT 470000 000 Case Of Graveyard Watch.mp3
      45. DT 470114 000 Case Of Careless Black Widow.mp3
      46. DT 470121 000 Case Of Moth And Flame.mp3
      47. DT 470122 000 Case Of Moth And Flame.mp3
      48. DT 470515 000 Case Of Noaccount Swindle.mp3
      49. DT 470714 000 Case Of Crooked Finger.mp3
      50. DT 470723 000 Case Of Unfunny Clowns.mp3
      51. DT 470820 000 Case Of Sinister Second.mp3
      52. DT 470903 000 Case Of Low Hijack.mp3
      53. DT 470904 000 Case Of Low Hijack.mp3
      54. DT 470911 000 Case Of Low Hijack.mp3
      55. DT 471010 000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings.mp3
      56. DT 471016 000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings.mp3
      57. DT 471024 000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings.mp3
      58. DT 471031 000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice.mp3
      59. DT 471106 000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice.mp3
      60. DT 471114 000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice.mp3
      61. DT 471118 000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off.mp3
      62. DT 471119 000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off.mp3
      63. DT 471121 000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off.mp3
      64. DT 471216 000 Case Of Poisinous Timber.mp3
      65. DT 471219 000 Case Of Poisonous Timber.mp3
      66. DT 471222 000 Case Of Poisonous Timber.mp3
      67. DT 471231 000 Case Of Big Black Box.mp3
      68. DT 480108 000 Case Of Big Black Box.mp3
      69. DT 480122 000 Case Of Positive Negative.mp3
      70. DT 480127 000 Case Of Positive Negative.mp3
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    70 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 17 hours, 51 min
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      70 shows - total playtime 17 hours 51 minutes
      1. Command Performance Dick Tracy In B Flat 450215.mp3
      2. DT 350000 000 Audition Program (tess Disappears).mp3
      3. DT 380208 027 Black Pearl Of Osirus.mp3
      4. DT 380209 028 Pat Goes Overboard.mp3
      5. DT 380210 029 Mystery In Hold.mp3
      6. DT 380211 030 Dick Is Shot.mp3
      7. DT 380214 031 Dick Gets Ring Of Osirus.mp3
      8. DT 380215 032 Dick Finds Black Pearl.mp3
      9. DT 380216 033 Agent Is Murdered.mp3
      10. DT 380217 034 Gang After Ring.mp3
      11. DT 380218 035 Dick Captures Gang (ring Premium).mp3
      12. DT 380221 036 Pat Is Hypnotized.mp3
      13. DT 380222 037 Dick Is Captured.mp3
      14. DT 380223 038 Dick Escapes.mp3
      15. DT 380224 039 Junior Kidnapped.mp3
      16. DT 380225 040 Junior Escapes.mp3
      17. DT 380411 071 Mounties At Pitchblend.mp3
      18. DT 380412 072 Snow Slide.mp3
      19. DT 380413 073 Who Is Purple Rider.mp3
      20. DT 380414 074 Junior Is Kidnapped.mp3
      21. DT 380415 075 Junior Sends A Mirror Message.mp3
      22. DT 380418 076 Junior Rescued By And Captures Purple Rid.mp3
      23. DT 380419 077 Dick Lassoes Purple Rider.mp3
      24. DT 380420 078 Purple Rider Exposed.mp3
      25. DT 380425 081 Tracy Rescued And Kyle Captured.mp3
      26. DT 380426 082 Invisible Ink.mp3
      27. DT 440000 000 Case Of Firebug Murders.mp3
      28. DT 440110 000 Case Of Hooting Owl (stuck In Snow).mp3
      29. DT 440505 000 Espionage At Circus (copy 2).mp3
      30. DT 440505 000 Espionage At Circus.mp3
      31. DT 450501 000 Case Of Empty Safe.mp3
      32. DT 450508 000 On Trail Of Nighthawks.mp3
      33. DT 450622 000 Case Of Pigeon Blood Ruby.mp3
      34. DT 450913 000 Case Of Buried Treasure.mp3
      35. DT 450920 000 Case Of Man Without A Head.mp3
      36. DT 450921 000 Case Of Man Without A Head.mp3
      37. DT 450924 000 Case Of Man Without A Head.mp3
      38. DT 451025 000 Case Of Trained Seal.mp3
      39. DT 451122 000 New Mystery Begins.mp3
      40. DT 460119 000 Case Of Dark Corridor.mp3
      41. DT 460913 000 Case Of Broken Window.mp3
      42. DT 460916 000 Case Of Broken Window.mp3
      43. DT 461211 000 Case Of Campus Murder.mp3
      44. DT 470000 000 Case Of Graveyard Watch.mp3
      45. DT 470114 000 Case Of Careless Black Widow.mp3
      46. DT 470121 000 Case Of Moth And Flame.mp3
      47. DT 470122 000 Case Of Moth And Flame.mp3
      48. DT 470515 000 Case Of Noaccount Swindle.mp3
      49. DT 470714 000 Case Of Crooked Finger.mp3
      50. DT 470723 000 Case Of Unfunny Clowns.mp3
      51. DT 470820 000 Case Of Sinister Second.mp3
      52. DT 470903 000 Case Of Low Hijack.mp3
      53. DT 470904 000 Case Of Low Hijack.mp3
      54. DT 470911 000 Case Of Low Hijack.mp3
      55. DT 471010 000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings.mp3
      56. DT 471016 000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings.mp3
      57. DT 471024 000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings.mp3
      58. DT 471031 000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice.mp3
      59. DT 471106 000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice.mp3
      60. DT 471114 000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice.mp3
      61. DT 471118 000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off.mp3
      62. DT 471119 000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off.mp3
      63. DT 471121 000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off.mp3
      64. DT 471216 000 Case Of Poisinous Timber.mp3
      65. DT 471219 000 Case Of Poisonous Timber.mp3
      66. DT 471222 000 Case Of Poisonous Timber.mp3
      67. DT 471231 000 Case Of Big Black Box.mp3
      68. DT 480108 000 Case Of Big Black Box.mp3
      69. DT 480122 000 Case Of Positive Negative.mp3
      70. DT 480127 000 Case Of Positive Negative.mp3
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    70 recordings on 19 Audio CDs
    total playtime 17 hours, 51 min

    Disc A001

    1. DT 350000 000 Audition Program (tess Disappears)
    2. DT 380208 027 Black Pearl Of Osirus
    3. DT 380209 028 Pat Goes Overboard
    4. DT 380210 029 Mystery In Hold

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    Disc A002

    1. DT 380211 030 Dick Is Shot
    2. DT 380214 031 Dick Gets Ring Of Osirus
    3. DT 380215 032 Dick Finds Black Pearl
    4. DT 380216 033 Agent Is Murdered

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    Disc A003

    1. DT 380217 034 Gang After Ring
    2. DT 380218 035 Dick Captures Gang (ring Premium)
    3. DT 380221 036 Pat Is Hypnotized
    4. DT 380222 037 Dick Is Captured

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    Disc A004

    1. DT 380223 038 Dick Escapes
    2. DT 380224 039 Junior Kidnapped
    3. DT 380225 040 Junior Escapes
    4. DT 380411 071 Mounties At Pitchblend

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    Disc A005

    1. DT 380412 072 Snow Slide
    2. DT 380413 073 Who Is Purple Rider
    3. DT 380414 074 Junior Is Kidnapped
    4. DT 380415 075 Junior Sends A Mirror Message

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    Disc A006

    1. DT 380418 076 Junior Rescued By And Captures Purple Rid
    2. DT 380419 077 Dick Lassoes Purple Rider
    3. DT 380420 078 Purple Rider Exposed
    4. DT 380425 081 Tracy Rescued And Kyle Captured

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    Disc A007

    1. DT 380426 082 Invisible Ink
    2. DT 440000 000 Case Of Firebug Murders
    3. DT 440110 000 Case Of Hooting Owl (stuck In Snow)
    4. DT 440505 000 Espionage At Circus (copy 2)

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    Disc A008

    1. DT 440505 000 Espionage At Circus
    2. Command Performance Dick Tracy In B Flat 450215

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    Disc A009

    1. DT 450501 000 Case Of Empty Safe
    2. DT 450508 000 On Trail Of Nighthawks
    3. DT 450622 000 Case Of Pigeon Blood Ruby
    4. DT 450913 000 Case Of Buried Treasure

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    Disc A010

    1. DT 450920 000 Case Of Man Without A Head
    2. DT 450921 000 Case Of Man Without A Head
    3. DT 450924 000 Case Of Man Without A Head
    4. DT 451025 000 Case Of Trained Seal

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    Disc A011

    1. DT 451122 000 New Mystery Begins
    2. DT 460119 000 Case Of Dark Corridor
    3. DT 460913 000 Case Of Broken Window

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    Disc A012

    1. DT 460916 000 Case Of Broken Window
    2. DT 461211 000 Case Of Campus Murder
    3. DT 470000 000 Case Of Graveyard Watch
    4. DT 470114 000 Case Of Careless Black Widow

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    Disc A013

    1. DT 470121 000 Case Of Moth And Flame
    2. DT 470122 000 Case Of Moth And Flame
    3. DT 470515 000 Case Of Noaccount Swindle
    4. DT 470714 000 Case Of Crooked Finger

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    Disc A014

    1. DT 470723 000 Case Of Unfunny Clowns
    2. DT 470820 000 Case Of Sinister Second
    3. DT 470903 000 Case Of Low Hijack
    4. DT 470904 000 Case Of Low Hijack

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    Disc A015

    1. DT 470911 000 Case Of Low Hijack
    2. DT 471010 000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings
    3. DT 471016 000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings
    4. DT 471024 000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings

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    Disc A016

    1. DT 471031 000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice
    2. DT 471106 000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice
    3. DT 471114 000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice
    4. DT 471118 000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off

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    Disc A017

    1. DT 471119 000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off
    2. DT 471121 000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off
    3. DT 471216 000 Case Of Poisinous Timber
    4. DT 471219 000 Case Of Poisonous Timber

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    Disc A018

    1. DT 471222 000 Case Of Poisonous Timber
    2. DT 471231 000 Case Of Big Black Box
    3. DT 480108 000 Case Of Big Black Box
    4. DT 480122 000 Case Of Positive Negative

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    Disc A019

    1. DT 480127 000 Case Of Positive Negative

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