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The Kansas City Massacre (1975)

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 »

Director:

Dan Curtis

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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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Interesting Book to Read about the Story
8 September 2006 | by woodway77See all my reviews

I have not seen this production, but I have recently finished a book which details the events surrounding the "massacre", which took place at Kansas City's Union Station railroad depot. The book is called "The Union Station Massacre" by UMKC journalism professor Robert Unger. The book is a fascinating read of how the FBI, which prior to this incident was an unarmed and ineffective detective bureau, transformed into a nation-wide powerhouse of crime fighting. Any history buffs who want to learn more about the events would be well-served by this volume. It isn't generally available in many public libraries, but academic collections will probably have it, and it is usually available by loan.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Melvin Purvis, G-Man See more »

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