In this fast paced little outing Tracy and Pat Patton investigate a fur robbery and what seems like an insurance swindle.
It's soon revealed that the furs have been stolen by a savage killer who uses a hook on his right hand to kill all those who get in his way. Several murders occur and Tracy and Patton manage to link everything together.
Several new Chester Gould characters are introduced in this film including 'Sightless" and "Vitamin Flintheart". Kay Christopher plays Tess Trueheart and does a fine job. Lyle Latell returns as Pat Patton.
The main criminal in this film is "The Claw" and he is played by Jack Lambert who was very good at playing heavies in the movies. This is a good little film and fits in well with the Halloween season.
The second film is "Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome" from 1947 and this has Byrd returning as Tracy and Boris Karloff as the lead heavy called Gruesome.
It seems that Gruesome and his friend have found out about a scientist and his experiments with a strange nerve gas that paralyzes people for a short time. Gruesome intends on using it to make himself rich.
When the gas is used to rob a bank, Tracy and Pat Patton are called in. Karloff is great as the lead villain and the rest of the cast in this final Tracy film are just as good. They include Milton Parsons as Dr. A Tomic, Skelton Knaggs as Xray and this time Tess Trueheart is played by gorgeous Anne Gwynne.
All of these Tracy films from Sinister are excellent in quality and all are good for the Halloween season, especially the final one.