Saturday, March 14, 2009

Kansas City Massacre, The (1975) TV Movie

Robertson here reprises his role of the flamboyant Melvin Purvis that he originated in Dan Curtis' "Melvin Purvis, G-Man" (1974) and takes on the crime cartel formed by Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Alvin Karpis and others. Their crime wave ended in the notorious Kansas City massacre of June 17, 1933. Of interest: Harris Yulin, who portrayed J. Edgar Hoover in the 1974 TV movie, "The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis," here is on the other side of the law as a vicious crime czar; and former Georgia governor, Lester Maddox made his movie debut in a small role as the Governor of Oklahoma.

The Kansas City Massacre (1975) TV Movie
Cast: Bo Hopkins, Dale Robertson, Harris Yulin, Sally Kirkland, Scott Brady

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