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The FBI Story (1959) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Mervyn LeRoy.

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John Michael Hardesty: On Sunday morning he left the house. He couldn't be going to work. Since he was a Communist, we knew he wasn't going to church.


John Gilbert Graham: [after being arrested for murder] In case I get any mail, you can send it to Canon City Prison for the next month or so. After that you can send it to Hell!


John Michael Hardesty: [Opening narration] Webster's International Dictionary defines murder as the unlawful taking of human life by another human being. On a November evening in 1955 the definition became obsolete. A mass murder was being planned.


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Supposedly, and this may have been a promotional gimmick, J. Edgar Hoover wept during the scene where Sam Crandall (Murray Hamilton) dies after being shot by Baby Face Nelson.
Final film of Forrest Taylor.
In 1957 Grammercy Pictures bought the rights to a 1950 novel called "The FBI Story" by Mildred and Gordon Gordon. The Gordons claimed they had earlier submitted a script to Warners before the studio purchased the rights to Don Whitehead's book also titled "The FBI Story" for $100,000. The Gordons sued and were awarded $54,000 in damages.
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