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The FBI Story (1959)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, History | October 1959 (USA)
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A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Richard L. Breen (screenplay), John Twist (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Stewart ... John Michael 'Chip' Hardesty
Vera Miles ... Lucy Ann Hardesty
Murray Hamilton ... Sam Crandall
Larry Pennell ... George Crandall
Nick Adams ... John Gilbert 'Jack' Graham
Diane Jergens ... Jennie Hardesty
Jean Willes ... Anna Sage
Joyce Taylor ... Anne Hardesty
Victor Millan Victor Millan ... Mario
Parley Baer ... Harry Dakins
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Dwight McCutcheon
Ed Prentiss ... U.S. Marshal
Robert Gist ... Medicine Salesman
Buzz Martin ... Mike Hardesty
Ken Mayer ... Casket Salesman (as Kenneth Mayer)
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Storyline

The story of the FBI unfolds through the eyes of one of its agents. During his career he investigates gangsters, swindlers, the klu klux klan, Nazi agents and cold war spies. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Greatest crimefighters of the nation - on their most exciting assignments - from Chicago's underworld to jungle ambush in South America. Filmed on location to capture each thrilling aspect of it's best-selling story! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geheimagent des FBI See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (UK)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Football games at Yankee Stadium were major college games. See more »

Goofs

When Whitey gets off the subway at Yankee Stadium, the view from the station shows an empty ballpark, but a few minutes later he is shown entering a filled stadium during a football game . See more »

Quotes

John Michael Hardesty: On Sunday morning he left the house. He couldn't be going to work. Since he was a Communist, we knew he wasn't going to church.
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Connections

Featured in Matilda (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Bye Bye Blackbird
(uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Played as background music during the Indian sequence
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James Earl Jones as an uncredited star
10 February 2006 | by j_keamighSee all my reviews

Has anyone noticed that James Earl Jones is the waiter who is serving when Hagarty's wife reveals that she is pregnant while they are at the restaurant next to the lake. I watched this movie on a video that I had taped off of the television. When I watched this scene I thought I recognized the voice of Jones when the "waiter" laughed at the end. I rewound the tape then slowly stepped through that part as the camera pulled back and showed the waiter. Listen closely as the waiter laughs when Hagarty looks up and tells him that they are going to have a baby, then watch closely or slow down the scene when the camera shows the waiter, albeit, quickly.


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