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Gangsters free one of their colleagues being escorted to prison and kill several FBI agents and local police officers in the attempt. FBI agent Melvin Purvis puts together a special squad ... See full summary »

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Dan Curtis

Writers:

Ric Hardman (teleplay) (as Bronson Howitzer), William F. Nolan (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dale Robertson ... Melvin Purvis
Bo Hopkins ... Charles Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd
Scott Brady ... Police Commissioner Herbert Tucker McElwaine
Matt Clark ... Verne Miller
John Karlen ... Sam Cowley
Lynn Loring ... Vi Morland
Robert Walden ... Adam Richette
Elliott Street ... Lester Gillis 'Baby Face' Nelson
Mills Watson ... Frank 'Jelly' Nash
Harris Yulin ... John Lazia
Philip Bruns ... Capt. Jackson
William Jordan William Jordan ... John Dillinger
Sally Kirkland ... Wilma Floyd
Morgan Paull ... Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis
Ike Eisenmann ... Jimmie Floyd
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Gangsters free one of their colleagues being escorted to prison and kill several FBI agents and local police officers in the attempt. FBI agent Melvin Purvis puts together a special squad to track down and capture the men responsible. Written by Anonymous

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Cold-blooded killers to the police. Legendary heroes to the public. See more »

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Lynn Loring's final film. See more »

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Worth kicking' back and watching
19 October 2006 | by mcquestenSee all my reviews

Entertaining gangster movie for those who strictly want entertainment. Accuracy and believability is another matter. I doubt seriously that Melvin Purvis was on such a personal friendly basis with Pretty Boy Floyd as depicted in this film. I realize this was a TV movie and probably didn't have all the clout and money backing as a major film might have had, but the major players were good in their roles and all in all would hold the interest of the audience. I noted that an old radio show, The Shadow, was featured as the background of one of the hideout scenes. This was a boo boo on somebody's part because this was supposed to be in 1933 and the Shadow made it's debut in 1940. Sorry guys!


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Language:

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Release Date:

19 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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