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Melvin Purvis (Character)
from Public Enemies (2009)

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Public Enemies -- FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Bale) sets his sights on American gangster John Dillinger (Depp) and others in an attempt to curb a rampant Chicago crime spree during the 1930s.
Public Enemies -- Clip: The assault on the Little Bohemia Lodge
Public Enemies -- Cast and crew discuss Dillinger's use of the latest technology in cars and guns
Public Enemies -- 29th June 2009, London, Leicester Square: Red carpet interviews and clips
Public Enemies -- Johnny Depp and Michael Mann press conference, with clips

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FBI bureau chief, lawyer. Born Melvin Horace Purvis on October 24... See more »

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  1. "American Lawmen" Played by Colin Price
        - Melvin Purvis: The Gang Buster (2016) TV episode, Played by Colin Price
  2. "Hotel Secrets & Legends"
    ... aka "Mysteries at the Hotel" - USA (alternative title)
        - Munchkin Mayhem; Undercover President; the Real Gatsby (2014) TV episode, Played by Kevin Herrmann

  3. Public Enemies (2009) Played by Christian Bale
  4. Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem (2008) (TV) Played by Scott Brooks
  5. The Dillinger Conspiracy (2006) (TV) Played by Timothy Prindle
  6. The Real Untouchables (2001) (TV) Played by Tom Clarke Hill / Douglas Weidner

  7. Public Enemies (1996) (V) Played by Dan Cortese
    ... aka "Public Enemy No. 1" - USA (TV title)
  8. Dillinger and Capone (1995) (V) Played by Christopher Kriesa
  9. Dillinger (1991) (TV) Played by Will Patton

  10. The Lady in Red (1979) Played by Alan Vint
    ... aka "Guns, Sin and Bathtub Gin" - USA (reissue title)
    ... aka "Touch Me and Die" - USA (reissue title)
  11. The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977) Played by Michael Sacks
  12. The Kansas City Massacre (1975) (TV) Played by Dale Robertson
  13. The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd (1974) (TV) Played by Geoffrey Binney
  14. Melvin Purvis G-MAN (1974) (TV) Played by Dale Robertson
  15. Dillinger (1973) Played by Ben Johnson

  16. Dillinger (1960) (TV) Played by Steven Hill

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Quotes:
From Public Enemies (2009)
J. Edgar Hoover: John Dillinger held up a bank for $74,000 while you failed to arrest Nelson.
Melvin Purvis: Sir, I take full responsibility. And I would like to make a request. That we transfer men with special qualifications to augment the staff here in Chicago. There are some former Texas and Oklahoma lawmen currently with the Bureau in Dallas.
J. Edgar Hoover: I thought you understood what I'm building. A modern force of professional young men of the best sort.
Melvin Purvis: I'm afraid our type cannot get the job done.
J. Edgar Hoover: Excuse me, I cannot hear you.
Melvin Purvis: Our type cannot get the job done.
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