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FBI Story 1959

From Amazon: Approved by J. Edgar Hoover himself, this idealized telling of the FBI's origins spans the years between Hoover's appointment in the '20s and the Red Scare of the mid-'50s. Beginning with an investigation that showcases the talent and resources available to the FBI, dedicated agent Chip Hardesty (Jimmy Stewart) tells new recruits how the agency was streamlined into a professional crime-fighting organization. Using his personal life story as a backdrop, Hardesty takes the new men (and the viewer) through cases involving gangsters, land grabs, and Communist spies. Vera Miles plays Hardesty's dedicated wife, while Murray Hamilton helps out as gung-ho fellow agent Sam Crandall. Lots of pro-Hoover PR and propaganda, but it never gets in the way of the action or family drama... (read more)

Directed By:
No image existsMervyn LeRoy
James StewartJames Stewart
No image existsVera Miles
No image existsNick Adams
No image existsMurray Hamilton
No image existsLarry Pennell

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FBI Story Movie Review by Derringer (10/20/2009)

This well-mounted film details the fabricated history of the FBI from its formation in 1924 when it was nothing more than an over-glorified legal clerk's office to the way it stood in 1959 as the most powerful law enforcement agency in the entire USA.

While watching this flick it's important to keep in mind the year that...

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