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The FBI Story (1959)

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149 min | Crime, Drama, History

A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.
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Writers
Richard L. Breen (screenplay) | John Twist (screenplay) | Don Whitehead (book)
Composer
Cinematographer
Joseph F. Biroc (as Joseph Biroc)
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Updated Sep 25, 1959

Release date
Oct 1959 (United States)

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James Stewart
John Michael 'Chip' Hardesty John Michael 'Chip' Hardesty   See fewer
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Vera Miles
Lucy Ann Hardesty Lucy Ann Hardesty   See fewer
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Murray Hamilton
Sam Crandall Sam Crandall   See fewer
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Larry Pennell
George Crandall George Crandall   See fewer
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Ed Prentiss
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Robert Gist
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Buzz Martin
Mike Hardesty Mike Hardesty   See fewer
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