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Melvin Purvis (Character)
from Melvin Purvis G-MAN (1974) (TV)

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


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  1. Public Enemies (2009) Played by Christian Bale
  2. Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem (2008) (TV) Played by Scott Brooks
  3. The Real Untouchables (2001) (TV) Played by Tom Clarke Hill / Douglas Weidner

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

  7. 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)
  8. The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977) Played by Michael Sacks
  9. The Kansas City Massacre (1975) (TV) Played by Dale Robertson
  10. The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd (1974) (TV) Played by Geoffrey Binney
  11. Melvin Purvis G-MAN (1974) (TV) Played by Dale Robertson
  12. Dillinger (1973) Played by Ben Johnson

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

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From Dillinger (1973)
John Dillinger: [Dillinger phones Purvis after escaping from prison] I always felt that, uh, well, I always felt that we oughtta talk occasionally.
Melvin Purvis: Good, good, I like to hear from you.
John Dillinger: I understand that, uh, I understand that you been, uh, that you got me on driving a stolen car across state lines. Is that right? Federal offense, that's what the papers said.
Melvin Purvis: That's right, kid. Not much for a man of your ability.
John Dillinger: [growing angry] How'd you like the crash out!
Melvin Purvis: Liked it fine, Johnny.
John Dillinger: Yeah, it was great, wasn't it?!
Melvin Purvis: I've always wanted it that way. It gives me a chance . . .
John Dillinger: How many men you got on me now, Melvin?!
Melvin Purvis: Two, Johnny. Two good ones.
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