That summer, he began working on a potential TV show based on the Dick Tracy comic strip and eventually filmed a pilot episode. NBC considered picking up the series twice but ultimately decided not to. Within a few years, a radio version was on the air and in the first film serial, issued by Republic Pictures, was released with Ralph Byrd playing Dick Tracy. Three more serials were released between and , followed by four feature films from RKO between and Morgan Conway played Tracy in the first two and Byrd returnd to the role of Tracy in the last two. There seems to be some confusion as to when the program premiered and on what day it aired [ 1 ].
During this period, Mr. I also thought I could have pulled of a convincing, if slightly snarky, Dick Tracy. Disney TV executives were apparently interested enough to engage in discussions about a Dick Tracy TV series, but it never happened. The reason? The same reason Dick Tracy has been completely absent from everything other than newspaper comic strips since about Warren Beatty. Beatty, of course, played the character in the feature film which he also directed. In his usual humble way, Mr.
Bruce Campbell Wanted to Make a Dick Tracy TV Series
Summary[ edit ] Tracy employed a series of cartoony subordinate flatfoots to fight crime each week, contacting them on his two-way wristwatch radio. Moto featuring many movie images of Chinese and Japanese culture. He is an intelligent detective who fights with martial arts repeatedly slamming his victim to the ground while saying "So sorry! Excuse me, please!