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

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




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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alvin Karpis
... Maynard Richards
... Shirley
... Fred Barker
... Colette
... Earl Anderson
... J. Edgar Hoover
... Ma Barker
... Alex Denton
... Dr. Willards
Alexandra Hay ... Vicky Clinton
... Bernice Griffiths
... Arthur 'Doc' Barker
... Smith
Fred Sadoff ... Frank


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

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Release Date:

8 November 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alvin Karpis: Public Enemy No. 1  »

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1.33 : 1
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What a terrific film
9 August 2004 | by 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.

Amazon.com doesn't have it, or my SEVERAL tries to locate it have failed. Any help would be much appreciated :)

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