35 Years of Crimebusting with G-Man James Stewart! American movie icon James Stewart portrays one of J. Edgar Hoover's finest and Vera Miles co-stars as his steadfast wife in this salute to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The colorful career of Agent Chip Hardesty (Stewart) covers 1924 to the late '50s. Along the way he tangles with everything from the Klu Klux Klan to a bomber who commits mass murder for insurance money. His fiercest exploits come in the '30s when he stares down the gun barrel at Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelley, Ma Barker and John Dillenger. From two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Don Whitehead's bestseller and directed by veteran Hollywood hitmaker Mervyn LeRoy, The FBI Story is you rat-a-tat ticket to the inside story.

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The FBI Story (1959)

War/Drama/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 29m

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You are crouched in a basement stairway opposite a theatre in Chicago. Keep your eyes on that FBI man across the street. He has set the trap for deadly public enemy, John Dillinger.

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35 Years of Crimebusting with G-Man James Stewart! American movie icon James Stewart portrays one of J. Edgar Hoover's finest and Vera Miles co-stars as his steadfast wife in this salute to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The colorful career of Agent Chip Hardesty (Stewart) covers 1924 to the late '50s. Along the way he tangles with everything from the Klu Klux Klan to a bomber who commits mass murder for insurance money. His fiercest exploits come in the '30s when he stares down the gun barrel at Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelley, Ma Barker and John Dillenger. From two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Don Whitehead's bestseller and directed by veteran Hollywood hitmaker Mervyn LeRoy, The FBI Story is you rat-a-tat ticket to the inside story.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Mervyn LeRoy Productions Inc

Revenue

$3,500,000
Cast
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Murray Hamilton

Sam Crandall
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Paul Genge

Whitey - Espionage Agent
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James Stewart

John Michael 'Chip' Hardesty
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Eddie Little Sky

Henry Roanhorse (uncredited)
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Morgan Lane

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Kay E. Kuter

Barber (uncredited)
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George Khoury

Alvin Karpis (uncredited)
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Sid Kane

George Metzger - Espionage Agent (uncredited)
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Carroll House

Dover (uncredited)
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Rand Hopper

Assistant Denver S.A.C. (uncredited)
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J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover (uncredited)
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Judd Holdren

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Harrower

Clerk (uncredited)
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Rand Harper

Assistant Denver S.A.C. (uncredited)
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Roy Gordon

Emmett Reese (uncredited)
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Arthur D. Gilmour

Major (uncredited)
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Michael Garrett

Insurance Salesman (uncredited)
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Terry Frost

Craig (uncredited)
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Sam Flint

Doctor (uncredited)
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Ella Ethridge

Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
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William Lovett

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Jennie Lynn

Jennie Hardesty at 4 (uncredited)
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Lori Martin

Anne Hardesty at 8 (uncredited)
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Al McGranary

Mr. Ballard (uncredited)
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Gil Smith

Mike Hardesty at 6 (uncredited)
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Dorothy Skyeagle

Rita Smith (uncredited)
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George Selk

Organist / Janitor (uncredited)
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Grant Scott

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Emily All Runner

Servant Girl (uncredited)
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Herman Rudin

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Grandon Rhodes

Minister at Funeral (uncredited)
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Charles Postal

Justice Dept. Lawyer (uncredited)
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James Porta

Argentine Policeman (uncredited)
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Ben Erway

Justice Dept. Lawyer (uncredited)
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Jim Porcupine

Indian Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
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William Phipps

Baby Face Nelson (uncredited)
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Bob Peterson

Pretty Boy Foyd (uncredited)
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Bob Peoples

Sam Cowley (uncredited)
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George Pembroke

Chief of Civil Aeronautics Board (uncredited)
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Al Paige

Checker (uncredited)
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Dorothy Neumann

Landlady (uncredited)
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Burt Mustin

Uncle Fudd Schneider (uncredited)
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Ray Montgomery

Driver (uncredited)
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Tom Monroe

Klansman (uncredited)
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David McMahon

Klansman (uncredited)
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John Pickard

Klansman (uncredited)
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Tippy Elam

Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)
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Mary Ann Edwards

Marge (uncredited)
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Robin Eccles

Anne Hardesty at 4 (uncredited)
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Herb Armstrong

Frank Nash (uncredited)
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Audley Anderson

Farmer (uncredited)
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Luana Anders

Mrs. Graham (uncredited)
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Clyde Tolson

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Ken Mayer

Casket Salesman (as Kenneth Mayer)
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Buzz Martin

Mike Hardesty
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Robert Gist

Medicine Salesman
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Ed Prentiss

U.S. Marshal
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Fay Roope

Dwight McCutcheon
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Eleanor Audley

Mrs. King - Graham's Mother (uncredited)
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Parley Baer

Harry Dakins
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Joyce Taylor

Anne Hardesty
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Jean Willes

Anna Sage
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Diane Jergens

Jennie Hardesty
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Nick Adams

John Gilbert 'Jack' Graham
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Larry Pennell

George Crandall
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Vera Miles

Lucy Ann Hardesty
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Victor Millan

Mario
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David Barclay

FBI Agent #3 (uncredited)
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Charles Bateman

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Joan Dupuis

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Ann Doran

Mrs. Ballard (uncredited)
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Paul Denton

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Vera Denham

Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
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Gabriel Del Valle

Argentine Policeman (uncredited)
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Angelo De Meo

Fred Hunter (uncredited)
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Susan Davis

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Jeanne Dante

Party Guest (uncredited)
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John Damler

Denver S.A.C. (uncredited)
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Jane Crowley

Ma Barker (uncredited)
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Fern Barry

Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
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Alan Craig

Fred Barker (uncredited)
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Robert Clarke

Bartender (uncredited)
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Theona Bryant

Edith Crandall (uncredited)
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Charles Brunner

Bill Smith (uncredited)
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Lowell Brown

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Jerry Brent

Western Union Boy (uncredited)
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Richard Boyer

Ticket Agent (uncredited)
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Nesdon Booth

Sandy - Driver (uncredited)
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Shirley Bonne

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Kimberly Beck

Jennie Hardesty at 2 (uncredited)
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Barbara Beall

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Mary Lou Clifford

Indian Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
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Paul Smith

Albert Shaw (uncredited)
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Victor Adamson

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Benjie Bancroft

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Nick Borgani

Construction Worker (uncredited)
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Chet Brandenburg

Construction Worker (uncredited)
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Peter Brown

FBI Agent at Hearting (voice) (uncredited)
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Henry Casso

Man in Phone Booth (uncredited)
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Dick Cherney

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Bud Cokes

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Sayre Dearing

Airport Employee (uncredited)
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George Ford

Plane Passenger (uncredited)
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Kenneth Gibson

Graduation Audience Member (uncredited)
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James Gonzalez

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Harry Harvey

Mrs. King's Neighbor (uncredited)
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Les Hellman

Kirby (uncredited)
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Jack Henderson

Hardware Store Owner (uncredited)
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Tex Holden

Townsman (uncredited)
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Stacy Keach Sr.

Machine Gun Kelly (uncredited)
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Rickey Kelman

Mike Hardesty at 10 (uncredited)
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Walter Kightly

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Robert Locke Lorraine

Plane Passenger (uncredited)
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Ted Mapes

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Russ McCubbin

Ku Klux Klan Member / Man Setting In Diner (uncredited)
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Ron Nyman

Commuter at Airport (uncredited)
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Scott Peters

John Dillinger (uncredited)
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Murray Pollack

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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John Quijada

Argentine Policeman (uncredited)
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Paul Ravel

Counterman (uncredited)
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Mabel Smaney

Passerby Outside Theatre (uncredited)
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Michael Smith

George Crandall at 12 (uncredited)
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Charles Soldani

Indian on Train (uncredited)
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Bert Spencer

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Vincent St. Cyr

Dan Savagehorse (uncredited)
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Glenn Stensel

Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Michael Switlick

Anne's 3-Year-Old Son (uncredited)
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Forrest Taylor

Wedding Minister (uncredited)
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Guy Teague

Deputy Marshal (uncredited)
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Jack Tesler

Operator (uncredited)
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Roy Thinnes

Party Guest (uncredited)
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William J. Thomas

Janitor (uncredited)
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Alfred Tonkel

Druggist (uncredited)
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John Truax

Boyd (uncredited)
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John Varnum

Brackenridge (uncredited)
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James Vickery

Schaeffer (uncredited)
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Elmore Vincent

Farmer (uncredited)
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Ed Wagner

Sawyer (uncredited)
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Selene Walters

Polly (uncredited)
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Maurice Wells

Speaker (uncredited)
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Adam West

Man on Two Way Radio (voice) (uncredited)
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Will J. White

Silvano / J. Edgar Hoover (uncredited)
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Patrick Whyte

Major (uncredited)
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Guy Wilkerson

Cliff Eberhardt (uncredited)
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Tom Wilson

Chicago Passerby (uncredited)
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Britt Wood

Farmer (uncredited)
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Roque Ybarra

Murdered Indian (uncredited)
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Chief Yowlachie

Harry Willowtree (uncredited)
Crew
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Mervyn LeRoy

Director
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John Twist

Writer
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Richard L. Breen

Writer
Disc Releases
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The FBI Story

(DVD)

11/20/2018

Disc Title Front Cover

The FBI Story

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/16/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

The FBI Story

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/15/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The FBI Story

(DVD)

8/15/2006

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