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The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)

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112 min | Biography, Drama

The story of the late J. Edgar Hoover, who was head of the FBI from 1924-1972. The film follows Hoover from his racket-busting days through his reign under eight U.S. presidents.
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Miklós Rózsa (as Miklos Rozsa)
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Updated Dec 31, 1977

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Dec 1977 (United States)

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61 cast members
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Broderick Crawford
J. Edgar Hoover J. Edgar Hoover   See fewer
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James Wainwright
Young Hoover Young Hoover   See fewer
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Michael Parks
Robert F. Kennedy Robert F. Kennedy   See fewer
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José Ferrer
Lionel McCoy Lionel McCoy   See fewer
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Celeste Holm
Florence Hollister Florence Hollister   See fewer
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Rip Torn
Dwight Webb Dwight Webb   See fewer
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Dan Dailey
Clyde Tolson Clyde Tolson   See fewer
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Ronee Blakley
Carrie DeWitt (as Roneé Blakley) Carrie DeWitt (as Roneé Blakley)   See fewer
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Howard Da Silva
Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt   See fewer
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John Marley
Dave Hindley Dave Hindley   See fewer
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Michael Sacks
Melvin Purvis Melvin Purvis   See fewer
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Raymond St. Jacques
Martin Luther King Martin Luther King   See fewer
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June Havoc
Hoover's Mother Hoover's Mother   See fewer
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Lloyd Nolan
Attorney General Harlan Stone Attorney General Harlan Stone   See fewer
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Andrew Duggan
Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson   See fewer
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Jack Cassidy
Damon Runyon Damon Runyon   See fewer
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George Plimpton
Quentin Reynolds Quentin Reynolds   See fewer
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Lloyd Gough
Walter Winchell Walter Winchell   See fewer
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William Jordan
Pres. John F. Kennedy Pres. John F. Kennedy   See fewer
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Brad Dexter
Alvin Karpis Alvin Karpis   See fewer
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George Wallace
Senator Joseph McCarthy (as George D. Wallace) Senator Joseph McCarthy (as George D. Wallace)   See fewer
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William Wellman Jr.
Dwight Webb Sr. Dwight Webb Sr.   See fewer
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Ellen Barber
Janice Harper - FBI Secretary Janice Harper - FBI Secretary   See fewer
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Art Lund
Benchley Benchley   See fewer
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Mary Alice Moore
Miss Bryant Miss Bryant   See fewer
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Jim Antonio
Senator Kenneth McKellar Senator Kenneth McKellar   See fewer
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Gregory Abels
President's Aide (as Gregg Abels) President's Aide (as Gregg Abels)   See fewer
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Dan Resin
President's Advisor President's Advisor   See fewer
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James Dixon
Reilly Reilly   See fewer
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Penny DuPont
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John Bay
Heywood Brown Heywood Brown   See fewer
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Brooks Morton
Earl Warren Earl Warren   See fewer
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Richard M. Dixon
The President (as Richard Dixon) The President (as Richard Dixon)   See fewer
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Ron Faber
Hijacker Hijacker   See fewer
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Sam Chew Jr.
FBI agent FBI agent   See fewer
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Paul Thomas
FBI agent FBI agent   See fewer
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Ken Harvey
FBI agent FBI agent   See fewer
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Jack Drummond
FBI agent FBI agent   See fewer
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Colin Bremner
FBI agent FBI agent   See fewer
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Dana Rowe
FBI agent FBI agent   See fewer
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Hanns Manship
FBI Agent FBI Agent   See fewer
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Ed Nast
FBI agent FBI agent   See fewer
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Tanya Roberts
Stewardess Stewardess   See fewer
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Margolyn Curtis
Stewardess (as Margo Lynn Curtis) Stewardess (as Margo Lynn Curtis)   See fewer
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John Stefano
Harry Brunette Harry Brunette   See fewer
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Jennifer Lee Pryor
Ethel Brunette (as Jennifer Lee) Ethel Brunette (as Jennifer Lee)   See fewer
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Gwyn Gilliss
Mary Jo Kopechne (voice) Mary Jo Kopechne (voice)   See fewer
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Bruce Weitz
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Wyman Kane
Senator Markum Senator Markum   See fewer
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Marty Lee
Muffin Man Muffin Man   See fewer
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Reno Carell
Dillinger (as Reno Carrel) Dillinger (as Reno Carrel)   See fewer
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Frank Rohrbach
White House aide White House aide   See fewer
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Marshall Borden
White House aide White House aide   See fewer
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Joe Mayo
White House aide White House aide   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 450 votes