Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Another look at: Dick Tracy (1967)

Several months back, we took a look at William Dozier's ill-fated pilot for an adaptation of Chester Gould's comic strip, Dick Tracy. Now, thanks to Dailymotion, we've got the whole kit 'n' kaboodle.

In "The Plot to Kill NATO", Tracy (Ray MacDonnell) deals with Mr. Memory (Victor Buono, aka King Tut from Batman). Dick's wife, Tess, and daughter, Bonnie (Eve Plumb, later of The Brady Bunch) were mentioned in passing, but didn't appear. Perhaps the best part is the theme, composed and performed by surf rock icons, The Ventures.

As I wrote before, I am not sure if Memory was a Gould creation, or was developed for television by writer James Fonda. He sure does fit the profile, though.

Rating: C.

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