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Well if it isn't the man who shot Pretty-Boy Floyd. Good thing 'cause he sure wasn't Whiz-Kid Floyd.
What keeps you up nights, Mr. Dillinger?
I was raised on a farm in Moooresville, Indiana. My mama died when I was three, my daddy beat the hell out of me cause he didn't know no better way to raise me. I like baseball, movies, good clothes, fast cars, whiskey, and you... what else you need to know?
Why do we need this?
Because criminals flee in fast automobiles across state lines, thereby defeating local jurisdiction because there is no federal police force to stop them.
By my tally, your bureau wants to spend more taxpayer's dollars catching crooks, than what the crooks you catch stole in the first place.
Well that's ridiculous. The Bureau has apprehended kidnappers and bank robbers who have stolen up to and in excess of...
Really? (Hoover stops midsentence)
How many have you apprehended?
We have arrested and arraigned 213 wanted felons.
No, I mean *you*, Director Hoover.
Well, as Director, I administer.
How many have you arrested, personally? (long pause as Hoover stares at McKellar)
I have never arrested anybody. (Other men in the chamber gasp in shock)
You've never arrested anybody?
Well of course not. I'm an administrator...
With no field experience. You are shockingly unqualified, aren't you, sir? You have never personally conducted a criminal investigation in the field in your life. I think you're a front. I think your prowess as a lawman is a myth, created from the hoopla of headlines by Mr. Suydam, your publicist there. Crimebuster? G-Man? You're setting yourself up as a Czar? That's running wild in my estimation.
A *crime* is what runs wild...
If this country requires a bureau such as yours, I question whether you are the person fit to run it.
(getting angry) Well I will not be judged by a kangaroo court of venal politicians...
Your appropriation increase is denied. (taps his gavel, signifying the end of the session; Hoover and his aides get up and leave)
Feed the following to Walter Winchell: "McKellar is a Neanderthal, and he is on a personal vendetta to destroy me." We will not contest him in his committee. We need to fight him on the front page. Where's John Dillinger?
You wanna know if we're armed? We're armed.
Pretty Boy Floyd, you are under arrest
It's Charles, Charles Floyd. Who are you?
Melvin Purvis, Bureau of Investigation. Where's your friend, Harry Campbell?
I believe you've killed me, so you can go rot in hell
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