The Kansas City Massacre
The Kansas City Massacre is a 1975 American television film about Melvin Purvis. It is the second spin-off of the 1973 film Dillinger, following Melvin Purvis: G-Man in 1974, also directed by Dan Curtis and starring Dale Robertson as Purvis.
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|The Kansas City Massacre|
|Written by||William F. Nolan|
|Directed by||Dan Curtis|
|Theme music composer||Bob Cobert|
|Country of origin||United States|
Robert Singer (associate producer)
|Production locations||20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California|
|Editors||Richard A. Harris|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production company||ABC Circle Films|
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Preceded by||Melvin Purvis: G-Man|
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.
- Dale Robertson as Melvin Purvis
- Bo Hopkins as Pretty Boy Floyd
- Elliott Street as Baby Face Nelson
- Harris Yulin as John Lazia
- Matt Clark as Verne Miller
- Scott Brady as Police Commissioner Herbert Tucker McElwaine
- John Karlen as Sam Cowley
- Lynn Loring as Vi Morland
- Robert Walden as Adam Richetti
- Mills Watson as Frank 'Jelly' Nash
- Philip Bruns as Capt. Jackson
- William Jordan as John Dillinger
- Sally Kirkland as Wilma Floyd
- Morgan Paull as Alvin Karpis
- Ike Eisenmann as Jimmie Floyd
- Brion James as Homer Van Meter
Filming was done in Marysville, California.
- FOUR-AND-A-HALF YEARS LATER: CURTIS TRYING TO WIND DOWN AFTER 'WINDS' Margulies, Lee. Los Angeles Times 7 Feb 1983: f1.
- 'K.C. Massacre' in Sharp, Low Key Adler, Dick. Los Angeles Times 19 Sep 1975: f20.