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F.B.I. Girl (1951)

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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(screenplay) (as Dwight Babcock), (screenplay) (as Richard Landau) | 1 more credit »
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Glen Stedman
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Jeff Donley
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Shirley Wayne
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Carl Chercourt
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Blake
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Governor Owen Grisby
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Natalie Craig
Don Garner ...
Paul Craig
Alexander Pope ...
George Denning
Richard Monahan ...
Donald (as Richard Monohan)
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Television Act (as Tom Noonan)
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Television Act (as Pete Marshall)
Jan Kayne ...
Doris
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Susan (as Joy Lansing)
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Priest
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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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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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4 November 1951 (USA)  »

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FBI Girl  »

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A hot-blooded film noir -- low budget but great cast
5 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

For a Lippert Production, this sports a cast of A-picture performers. George Brent and Cesar Romero are FBI men. Audrey Totter, still at her prime and looking lovely, helps the Bureau out. Raymond Burr is a villain. Tom Drake plays a good guy. And hey! It even has Joi Landsing!

The plot is only slightly more than routine: A weak governor has a criminal past. His fingerprints could reveal that. So Burr sets out to switch those fingerprints around. At any cost.

As a sidelight, this movie features three actors who are now known to have been gay: Burr was not open about it. Romero took few pains to keep it quiet. Drake, Judy Garland's "boy next-door" -- I don't know. Not much is known about his life other than that proclivity.

This coincidence has no effect on the film, which is surprisingly good for something that was obviously made on the cheap. But it's a footnote to the sociological history of Hollywood.


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