Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Dick Tracy Meets Karloff)(Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure)
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Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Dick Tracy Meets Karloff)(Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure)
The last entry in RKO Radio's "Dick Tracy" series, Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome has gained latter-day fame thanks to the costarring presence of Boris Karloff. This time, Tracy (Ralph Byrd) tries to track down a clever gang of bank robbers who utilize a special drug that freezes people in their tracks for several minutes. Masterminding the gang is the appropriately named Gruesome (who else but Karloff?), who gets his jollies by bumping off his enemies and stuffing their bodies into a roaring furnace. With bizarre, off-center camera angles straight out of the original Chester Gould… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Entertaining B-level programmer."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"The reason this lively B-film reaches greatness is the thoroughly delicious performance by Boris Karloff as the vicious thug Gruesome."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews