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The FBI Story
 
 
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James Stewart, Vera Miles, Murray Hamilton & others. Mervyn LeRoy, director.
Studio Warner Bros.
Format DVD Widescreen/Closed Captioned
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Region 1: North America  (What is DVD encoding?)
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
UPC 012569816138
Runtime/Release Date 2 hrs 29 mins/2006
Daedalus Item Code 48481
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A dedicated FBI agent (James Stewart, with Vera Miles as his long-suffering wife) looks back on the agency's battles against the Klan, Dust Bowl thugs, Axis agents, organized crime, and Communist spies in this 1959 Hollywood adaptation of Don Whitehead's nonfiction bestseller. Spanning nearly 40 years, it takes the FBI (known at first as the Bureau of Investigation, a subsidiary of the Department of Justice) from its founding up to the epicenter of the Cold War. Sad but true FBI trivia: two of its agents were on the set at all times; J. Edgar Hoover personally chose James Stewart for the role of Chip Hardesty because he felt that Stewart conveyed a positive image; Hoover forced director Mervyn LeRoy (a personal friend) to re-shoot a scene because he didn't approve of one of the extras; and security checks were performed on all those involved in the film's production.

"Mr. LeRoy and his nimble script writers ... have made a stalwart F.B.I. agent as fine a pillar of patriotism and the American home, of heroism and devotion, that we have seen since 'The Glenn Miller Story'.... As usual in F.B.I. pictures, a certain amount of footage is given to a delineation of the vast research facilities of the bureau and its organization for coping with crime. And to this end the prefatory episode, which describes the airplane-murder plot of John Gilbert Graham a few years back, serves well and makes the best dramatic point."NYTimes

 
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