The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  8 November 1974 (USA)
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J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI go after notorious bank robber and kidnapper Alvin Karpis and his gang.


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J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI go after notorious bank robber and kidnapper Alvin Karpis and his gang.

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8 November 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alvin Karpis: Public Enemy No. 1  »

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What a terrific film
9 August 2004 | by (America) – See all my reviews

The trouble is I can't find it for sale on DVD anywhere? Actually I haven't even seen it offered on VHS(not that that would interest me). It's just surprising research wise. That on the entire internet I can't even find a picture of this movie's cover? Maybe it's because it was a TV series? Although I can think of many other TV series that have been heavily marketed.

I seen this film and was impressed, because it's one of the very few 1930's gangster movies I've ever seen that wasn't lame or cheesy. It displayed a lot of realism and showed just how ruthless and cold these people really were. It also showed how intelligent and cunning they were. I was surprised to find it was at one time a TV series, especially one 30 years old. Since it was set in the 30's I could have believed the movie came out last year and I just was in the dark until now. doesn't have it, or my SEVERAL tries to locate it have failed. Any help would be much appreciated :)

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