Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome - 1947- Full movie
On-the-lam prisoner Gruesome (Boris Karloff) uses toxic gas to pull off a bank heist. Eyewitness to the crime is Tess Truehart (Anne Gwynne), who calls on police Detective Dick Tracy (Ralph Byrd) to investigate. With few leads from the bank's incapacitated customers, and press coverage threatening to create chaos, the crime fighter is in a tough spot. When Tracy learns about the mysterious disappearance of a doctor, however, it may provide the crucial break he needs to solve the crime.
Boris Karloff as Gruesome - A corpse-like gangster.
Ralph Byrd as Dick Tracy - The tough, square-jawed detective
Anne Gwynne as Tess Truehart - Tracy's girlfriend, who witnesses the bank robbery
Skelton Knaggs as Rudolph X-Ray - Gruesome's spectacled henchman
Edward Ashley as Dr. Lee Thal - an interested party.
June Clayworth as Dr. I.M. Learned - Prof. Tomic's assistant
Lyle Latell as Pat Patton - Tracy's bumbling sidekick
Tony Barrett as 'Melody' Fiske - A greedy, piano-playing thug
Jim Nolan as Dan Sterne - A nosy newspaper reporter
Joseph Crehan as Chief Brandon - Tracy's reliable boss
Milton Parsons as Dr. A. Tomic - a State U. physicist