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The Purple Gang (1959)

Not Rated
85 min | Crime, Drama

The story of the infamous Purple Gang, a ring of bootleggers, hijackers and killers in 1920s' Detroit.
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Ellis W. Carter (as Ellis Carter)
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Updated Dec 18, 1959

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Jan 5, 1960 (United States)

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Barry Sullivan
Police Lt. William P. Harley Police Lt. William P. Harley   See fewer
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Robert Blake
William Joseph 'Honeyboy' Willard William Joseph 'Honeyboy' Willard   See fewer
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Elaine Edwards
Gladys Harley Gladys Harley   See fewer
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Marc Cavell
Henry Abel 'Hank' Smith Henry Abel 'Hank' Smith   See fewer
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Jody Lawrance
Joan MacNamara Joan MacNamara   See fewer
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Suzanne Ridgway
Daisy (as Suzy Marquette) Daisy (as Suzy Marquette)   See fewer
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Joe Turkel
Eddie Olsen (as Joseph Turkel) Eddie Olsen (as Joseph Turkel)   See fewer
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Victor Creatore
Al Olsen Al Olsen   See fewer
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Paul Dubov
Thomas Allen 'Killer' Burke Thomas Allen 'Killer' Burke   See fewer
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Ray Boyle
Tom Olsen (as Dirk London) Tom Olsen (as Dirk London)   See fewer
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Nestor Paiva
Laurence Orlofsky Laurence Orlofsky   See fewer
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Lou Krugman
Dr. Riordan Dr. Riordan   See fewer
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Robert Anderson
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Mauritz Hugo
Licovetti Licovetti   See fewer
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James Roosevelt
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Don Ames
Citizen (uncredited) Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Benjie Bancroft
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Baxter
Judge Stone (uncredited) Judge Stone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Albert Cavens
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Close
Policeman George Murphy (uncredited) Policeman George Murphy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Coby
Policeman at Call Box (uncredited) Policeman at Call Box (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Damler
Police Detective (uncredited) Police Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ella Ethridge
Martha (uncredited) Martha (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Foster
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Craig Fox
Harry Keys (uncredited) Harry Keys (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudy Germane
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Haggerty
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John Indrisano
Castiglione (uncredited) Castiglione (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Kellogg
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited) Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Saverio LoMedico
Al Capone (voice) (uncredited) Al Capone (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Maslow
Wright (uncredited) Wright (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul McGuire
Florist (uncredited) Florist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Michael
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Harold Miller
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Danny Mummert
Joe Milford (uncredited) Joe Milford (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Nazarr
Ricco (uncredited) Ricco (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Redondo
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Ralph Sanford
Fish Scofield (uncredited) Fish Scofield (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
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David Tomack
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Michael Vallon
Ely (uncredited) Ely (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cecil Weston
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Allen Windsor
Irving Mills (uncredited) Irving Mills (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 135 votes