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Melvin Purvis G-MAN (1974)

Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Crime | TV Movie 9 April 1974
Agent Melvin Purvis is placed in charge of running down notorious killer Machine Gun Kelly, and sets out to do just that.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melvin Purvis
George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
Thatcher Covington
'Kate' Katherine Ryan-Kelly
Charles 'Charlie' Parlmetter
'Gene' Eugene T. Farber
Thomas 'Buckwheat' Longaker
'Tony' Anthony Redecci
Sam Cowley
Nash Covington
Jim Hill ...
'Jim' J. D. Longaker
Hamburger Stand Man
Hank Rolike ...
Shoe Shine Man
Hotel Clerk
Max Kleven ...
Purvis' Driver


Agent Melvin Purvis is placed in charge of running down notorious killer Machine Gun Kelly, and sets out to do just that.

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A speeding car chase through the tommy-gun '30s


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Release Date:

9 April 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steve Kanaly, who plays FBI Agent Sam Cowley in this film, played "Pretty Boy" Floyd in Dillinger (1973). Both films were written by John Milius (he also directed "Dillinger"). See more »


When the gang members stop for fuel, while driving the Rolls Royce, the gas pump says "Contains Lead". Though required at the time of the production 1970s, this warning was not in an existence during the film's time period of the 1930s. See more »


Referenced in Mindhunter: Episode #1.2 (2017) See more »

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Where this movie was filmed.
5 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film was shot in Nicolaus, California. This is about 30 minutes north of Sacramento. They used the Nicolaus Hotel for the big final shot. The town of Nicolaus was used for some of the chase scenes. The building was over 100 years old. It was owned by the Barner family. I watched it being made and as a child I collected the emptied bullet casings, (I still have a few). My best friends were in it at the very start as 2 kids stealing ice from the iceman. Their names were Gerry Barner and Bruce Davidson. Gerry is now a cop for West Sacramento P.D and Bruce is now a cop at UC Davis P.D.

Mike Wahl

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