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.[1]

The Kansas City Massacre
Written byWilliam F. Nolan
Ric Hardman
Directed byDan Curtis
StarringDale Robertson
Theme music composerBob Cobert
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersDan Curtis
Robert Singer (associate producer)
Production locations20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California
Marysville, California
CinematographyPaul Lohmann
EditorsRichard A. Harris
Dennis Virkler
Running time100 minutes
Production companyABC Circle Films
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • September 19, 1975 (1975-09-19)
Preceded byMelvin 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.



Filming was done in Marysville, California.


The Los Angeles Times called it "a smartly produced, sharply acted slice of TV entertainment."[2]

See also


  1. FOUR-AND-A-HALF YEARS LATER: CURTIS TRYING TO WIND DOWN AFTER 'WINDS' Margulies, Lee. Los Angeles Times 7 Feb 1983: f1.
  2. 'K.C. Massacre' in Sharp, Low Key Adler, Dick. Los Angeles Times 19 Sep 1975: f20.