Ralph Byrd returns as Dick Tracy, and this time he is after master criminal and mad scientist Zarnoff.
Zarnoff has himself brought back to life after his execution and vows revenge on Tracy and everyone involved with his capture.
Zarnoff is played by Irving Pichel and he carries the role perfectly. There is plenty of action and adventure in this 15 chapter serial and it moves along at the usual brisk pace.
After watching three serials with Byrd, it's very easy to associate him with the role of Tracy. The supporting cast for this Republic gem includes Ted Pearson, Jennifer Jones and Walter Miller.
The print from VCI is beautiful and I think this is also a must for serial fans and collectors.