Normally done in a variety format stage show, today Command Performance features a star studded cast to perform a short musical drama. Based on that all time favorite detective, Dick Tracey.
The musical, comedy, spoof of our hero is chock full of romance, narrow escapes, and plenty of fun adventure. Listen in for the twisted lyrics to popular songs of the times that feature: Frank Sinatra is Shaky.
Bing Crosby as Dick Tracey. Dinah Shore as Tess Trueheart. Jerry Colona as the police chief (who’s side is he on anyway?). Bob Hope is Flattop. Jimmy Durante is the Mole. Judy Garland is Snowflake. You’ll also hear the Andrews Sisters, Cass Daily, and Frank Morgan.
It runs a little longer than the typical Command Performance episode, but the fun is well worth it. Tune in to see if Dick ever goes through with his wedding to Tess.