Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Tess Trueheart; Junior Tracy; B. O. Plenty; Gravel Gertie; Sparkle Plenty; Mugg (dog); Pear-Shape (villain); Talcum Freely
Sam disguises himself as woman to try to expose Pear-Shape's shady business affairs. Sam has to be rescued by Tracy and Pear-Shape escapes and hides in a reduction sanitarium. Escaping from the sanitarium by helicopter, Pear-Shape is betrayed and dropped into the city zoo. Later, Talcum Freely discusses a business proposition for Sparkle Plenty with B.O. and Gertie.
from Dick Tracy daily and Sunday (Chicago Tribune) 1949.05.22-1949.07.19