The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Cast

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 Inspector Lewis Erskine (241 episodes, 1965-1974)
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 Arthur Ward (241 episodes, 1965-1974)
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 Special Agent Tom Colby / ... (161 episodes, 1966-1974)
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Cases, based on real FBI files, were handled by Inspector Lewis Erskine and several coworkers over the years. Erskine reported to Arthur Ward, assistant to the director of the FBI. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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16 September 1965 (USA)  »

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(239 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

F.B.I. memos, which were recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, have revealed that the real F.B.I. had a veto over casting for guest stars on the series. According to the memos, actors Robert Blake and Bette Davis were barred from making guest appearances on the series. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: The Trunk (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

F.B.I. Theme
by Bronislau Kaper
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Great old show
2 December 2005 | by (Garner, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

"The FBI" is one of those wonderful old shows I remember from when I was a kid, and it was great finding it being rerun on the "American Life" channel.

There was no question who the good guys and bad guys were, and Inspector Lewis Erskine is as straitlaced as they come, he and Sargent Friday were two of a kind.

The theme music is perfect, it has a serious solidity to it, and the writing is just what it should be. I also love seeing all the new, old cars, and seeing what high technology (like their computers) was in those days helps us to appreciate what we have today.

Great show, well worth watching again.


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