Approved | | Action, Crime, Mystery
Police detective Dick Tracy must identify and apprehend a serial killer known as Splitface.
The first of four classic Dick Tracy feature films produced by RKO from 1945 to 1947, although Ralph Byrd had previously starred in Dick Tracy serials at Republic.
Dick Tracy says a murder was committed with a kind of knife that morticians use to perform postmortems. Morticians don't perform postmortems unless they are also coroners, and a police officer like Tracy should know that.