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The FBI Story (25-Jan-1960)

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Writers: Richard L. Breen; John Twist

Based on a book by: Don Whitehead

Music by: Max Steiner

Keywords: Crime

The story of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is told in episodic flashbacks through the eyes of fictional FBI agent Chip Hardesty; he investigates various iconic crime figures including Dillinger, Ma Barker, etc., as well as organizations including the KKK. In later years, Communists are a national security threat. Produced with the cooperation of J. Edgar Hoover, so a very clean cut and whitewashed depiction. Jimmy Stewart carries an otherwise mediocre film.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nick Adams
10-Jul-1931 7-Feb-1968 Johnny Yuma on The Rebel
Parley Baer
5-Aug-1914 22-Nov-2002 Chester on Gunsmoke radio
Murray Hamilton
24-Mar-1923 1-Sep-1986 Jaws
Vera Miles
23-Aug-1929   The Searchers
Larry Pennell
21-Feb-1928   Ted McKeever on Ripcord
Jimmy Stewart
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


Jimmy Stewart   ...   Chip Hardesty
Vera Miles   ...   Lucy Hardesty
Murray Hamilton   ...   Sam Crandall
Larry Pennell   ...   George Crandall
Nick Adams   ...   Jack Graham
Diane Jergens   ...   Jennie Hardesty
Jean Willes   ...   Anna Sage
Joyce Taylor   ...   Anne Hardesty
Victor Millan   ...   Mario
Parley Baer   ...   Harry Dakins
Fay Roope   ...   Dwight McCutcheon
Ed Prentiss   ...   US Marshal
Robert Gist   ...   Medicine Salesman
Buzz Martin   ...   Mike Hardesty
Kenneth Mayer   ...   Casket Salesman
Paul Genge   ...   Suspect


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