The FBI Story
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The FBI Story
If Warner Bros.' pageantlike The FBI Story resembles an episode of Jack Webb's Dragnet at times, it's probably because the screenplay was by veteran Dragnet scrivener Richard L. Breen. The film meticulously details the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from its formation in 1924 to the present day (1959, that is). The story is told through the eyes of FBI agent Chip Hardesty (James Stewart), who narrates the film. We see the FBI tackling such villains as the Ku Klux Klan, the mob, the Nazis and the communists. Subplots include the struggle by the federal agents to be… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"LeRoy's picture is an uncritical, decently made salute to the FBI and Edgar Hoover"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Hoover was very proud of The FBI Story. If you can stay awake through it, you might like it, too."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Seems to have an endless amount of stories at its disposal."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Several things about this film left me less than enthusiastic about it."
‑ Diana Saenger,
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