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Alvin Francis "Creepy Karpis" Karpowicz (August 10... See more »
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Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis


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  1. "Deadly Shootouts"
        - The Ma Barker Massacre (2016) TV episode, Played by Chris Dyer
  2. Spirits of St. Paul: The Gangster Era (2012) Played by John Egan
  3. J. Edgar (2011) Played by Manu Intiraymi
  4. Gangsterland (2011) (V) Played by Mike Postle

  5. Public Enemies (2009) Played by Giovanni Ribisi
  6. Birdseye (2002) Played by Pato Hoffmann
    ... aka "A.K.A. Birdseye" - Switzerland (original title)

  7. Public Enemies (1996) (V) Played by Frank Stallone
    ... aka "Public Enemy No. 1" - USA (TV title)

  8. The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977) Played by Brad Dexter
  9. The Kansas City Massacre (1975) (TV) Played by Morgan Paull (as Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis)
  10. The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One (1974) (TV) Played by Robert Foxworth
    ... aka "Alvin Karpis: Public Enemy No. 1" - USA (alternative title)

  11. Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960) Played by Paul Dubov

  12. The FBI Story (1959) Played by George Khoury
  13. "Gang Busters"
    ... aka "Captured" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Gangbusters" - USA (DVD box title)
        - Homer Van Meter (1952) TV episode, Played by Paul Dubov
        - Alvin Karpis (1952) TV episode, Played by Paul Dubov
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  1. Guns Don't Argue (1957) Played by Paul Dubov

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From "Gang Busters: Alvin Karpis (#1.3)" (1952)
Fred Barker: What's the saxophone for, Al? You takin' up music?
Alvin Karpis: In a way - this kind of music's going to be our ticket to a better life. Meet "Baby".
[Karpis pulls a machine gun from his saxophone case]
Fred Barker: Wow! What a saxophone!
Ma Barker: Make way for a music lover. Al, can you really shoot this thing?
Alvin Karpis: I can make it talk, Ma. It'll tell any cop that gets in my way he made a bad mistake.
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