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Dick Tracy

Alternate titles:
  • Adventures Of Dick Tracy, The

    Premiere Episode: 1935-02-04
    Final Episode: 1948-07-16

    Number of Episodes: 701

    Genre(s):
    Crime
    Police
    Youth
    Private Detective

    RadioGoldindex Listing

    Broadcast History:

    Dates: 2/4/1935 - 7/11/1935
    Network: CBS
    Starting time: 5:45PM
    Sponsor: Sterling Products
    Length of show: 15 minutes

    Dates: 9/30/1935 - 3/30/1937
    Network: Mutual
    Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Starting time: 5:00PM
    Sponsor: Sustaining
    Length of show: 15 minutes

    Dates: 1937 - 1939
    Network: NBC
    Sponsor: Quaker Puffed Wheat / Tootsie Roll Candy
    Length of show: 15 minutes

    Dates: 1/3/1938 - 6/3/1939
    Network: NBC
    Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Starting time: 5:00PM
    Sponsor: Quaker
    Length of show: 15 minutes

    Dates: 4/29/1939 - 7/29/1939
    Network: NBC
    Days: Saturday
    Starting time: 7:00PM
    Sponsor: Quaker
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 8/7/1939 - 8/28/1939
    Network: NBC
    Days: Monday
    Starting time: 8:00PM
    Sponsor: Quaker
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 9/9/1939 - 9/30/1939
    Network: NBC
    Days: Saturday
    Starting time: 7:00PM
    Sponsor: Quaker
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 1943 - 1944
    Network: NBC Blue
    Sponsor: Quaker Puffed Wheat / Tootsie Roll Candy
    Length of show: 15 minutes

    Dates: 3/15/1943 - 6/4/1943
    Network: ABC
    Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Starting time: 5:15PM
    Sponsor: Sweets Company
    Length of show: 15 minutes

    Dates: 9/13/1943 - 10/91/1943
    Network: ABC
    Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Starting time: 5:15PM
    Sponsor: Sweets Company
    Length of show: 15 minutes

    Dates: 10/4/1943 - 10/25/1946
    Network: ABC
    Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Starting time: 5:15PM
    Sponsor: Sweets Company
    Length of show: 15 minutes

    Dates: 1944 - 1946
    Network: ABC
    Sponsor: Quaker Puffed Wheat / Tootsie Roll Candy
    Length of show: 15 minutes

    Dates: 1946 - 1948
    Network: ABC
    Sponsor: Quaker Puffed Wheat / Tootsie Roll Candy
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 10/28/1946 - 7/16/1948
    Network: ABC
    Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Starting time: 4:45PM
    Length of show: 15 minutes

  • Series Synopsis: Dick Tracy proved almost as durable on the air as he was in the comics. The serial came with the full gallery of Chester Gould strip characters: sidekick Pat Patton, Tracy’s adopted son Junior; his girlfriend Tess Trueheart; Vitamin Flintheart and the villain, Flattop... On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning
    Series Theme: Toot, Toot, Tootsie
    Creator: ***  
    Cast: Ralph Bell
    John Brown
    Robert Burlen((first radio) Dick Tracy (1934 New England))
    Charles 'Charlie' Cantor
    Phillip Clarke
    Keene Crockett(Sound Effects (NBC))
    Matt Crowley(Dick Tracy)
    Joe DeSantis
    Alan Devitt
    Andy Donnelly(Junior Tracy)
    Carl Eastman
    Al Finelli(Sound Effects (ABC))
    Chester Gould(Based on his comic strip)
    Robert E. Griffin
    John Griggs
    Doris Grundy
    Hal James
    Jackie Kelk(Junior Tracy)
    Walter Kinsella(Pat Patton)
    Mandel Kramer
    Helen Lewis(Tess Trueheart)
    Gil Mack
    Mercedes McCambridge
    William 'Bill' McClintock(Sound Effects (Mutual))
    Craig McDonnell
    Walt McDonough(Sound Effects (ABC))
    Beatrice Pons(Tania)
    Bobby Ramsen
    Howard Smith(Police Chief Brandon)
    Barry Thomson(Dick Tracy)
    James Van Dyk
    Ned Wever(Dick Tracy (1940-45))
    Lawson Zerbe
    Director: Himan Brown
     Mitchell Grayson
     Charles Powers
     Bob White
    Announcer: Don Gardiner
     George Gunn
     Ed Herlihy
     Tom Reddy
     Dan Seymour