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FBI Girl (1951)

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A governor planning to run for U.S. Senate has a secret past that could prove damaging to his political aspirations: he's a convicted murderer, and that will come to light if the FBI does ... See full summary »

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FBI Agent Glen Stedman
George Brent ...
FBI Agent Jeff Donley
Audrey Totter ...
Shirley Wayne
Tom Drake ...
Carl Chercourt
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Blake
Raymond Greenleaf ...
John Williams, alias Gov. Owen Grisby
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Natalie Craig, the FBI girl
Don Garner ...
Paul Craig
Alexander Pope ...
George 'Georgia' Denning
Richard Monahan ...
Donald, the clerk
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Tommy, TV comic (as Tom Noonan)
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Pete, TV comic (as Pete Marshall)
Jan Kayne ...
Doris Kaye
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Susan Matthews
Walter Coy ...
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A governor planning to run for U.S. Senate has a secret past that could prove damaging to his political aspirations: he's a convicted murderer, and that will come to light if the FBI does an investigative check on him. He goes to a local crime boss for help. The racketeer arranges for a low-level FBI employee to take the incriminating file from FBI headquarters, but then she is conveniently murdered. Two FBI agents investigating her murder begin to think that something isn't quite kosher. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Woman ... on a Man-hunt

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4 November 1951 (USA)  »

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solid crime-noir programmer, Raymond Burr in fine form
8 January 2003 | by (south Texas USA) – See all my reviews

As usual for director William Berke, who had been producing and/or directing low-budget crime, action, and western films since the mid-30s, FBI Girl creates a nice hard-boiled feel, moves quickly, and still plays well today. It's the story of a crooked governor who tries, with the help of his evil henchman Raymond Burr (always convincing as a sadistic heavy!), to cover his criminal activities decades before by having a set of fingerprints stolen from FBI headquarters, fingerprints that would establish his true identity. Ace FBI agent Cesar Romero (who also intrudes once or twice with narration) discovers a few details that don't add up in a seemingly unrelated case, and the plot takes off from there. The strong cast--Burr, Romero, George Brent, Audrey Totter, Tom Drake-- helps a lot, and overall it's a solid "B"-programmer from the underrated Lippert Pictures. There's also a strange sequence where some of the characters are watching the comedy team of Tommy Noonan (of Promises, Promises fame) and Peter Marshall (of Hollywood Squares fame) perform on television! That's a novel way of working them into the film (usually there would be a scene where the characters go to a nightclub; however, this was no doubt cheaper to film than a nightclub scene). Recommended for fans of post-war crime films and early Television police shows. By the way, the scene depicted on the movie poster-- of Audrey Totter standing seductively wearing a form-fitting outfit with a slit up the side and holding a gun--appears nowhere in the film (she's not an agent, but a clerk, and certainly would not be holding a gun!), but it looks great!


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