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RKO paid Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould $10,000 for the film rights to the character, the equivalent of $140,000 in 2018.
Who are you and what are you doing up here?
Prof. Linwood J. Starling: I? Oh! I am Professor Linwood J. Starling, astrologist, doctor of the occult sciences.
Dick Tracy: How long have you been up here?
Prof. Linwood J. Starling: Time and space are beyond human conception.
Dick Tracy: Cut out the double talk, I'm from police ...
Prof. Linwood J. Starling: ...
Nightclub owner Steve Owens (Morgan Wallace) disappears half way through the film and his character's relationship to the story is never adequately explained; his daughter, Judith Owens (Jane Greer) is also abandoned without any explanation of her involvement in the proceedings.