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A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.
The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.
That was a pretty good tackle you made there, son.
Junior: Aw, gee, that was nothing. But, say, you sure can use a gun! You're Dick Tracy, aren't you?
Dick Tracy: Yes.
Junior: I'm just an orphan. Some day I'm gonna be a G-Man, too!
Dick Tracy: Well, now's a good time to start. Come along.
The substitution of Carlton Young for Richard Beach in the first place. It was wholly unnecessary and meant that a different looking and sounding Gordon appeared in the rest of the serial. Carlton Young was not even dubbed for consistency as is the usual practice.
"Oscar & Elmer" are given final cast credits in the opening sequence.
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