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F.B.I. Girl (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 November 1951 (USA)
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 »

Director:

William Berke

Writers:

Dwight V. Babcock (screenplay) (as Dwight Babcock), Richard H. Landau (screenplay) (as Richard Landau) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cesar Romero ... Glen Stedman
George Brent ... Jeff Donley
Audrey Totter ... Shirley Wayne
Tom Drake ... Carl Chercourt
Raymond Burr ... Blake
Raymond Greenleaf ... Gov. Owen Grisby
Margia Dean ... Natalie Craig
Don Garner ... Paul Craig
Alexander Pope Alexander Pope ... George Denning
Richard Monahan ... Donald (as Richard Monohan)
Tommy Noonan ... Television Act (as Tom Noonan)
Peter Marshall ... Television Act (as Pete Marshall)
Jan Kayne Jan Kayne ... Doris
Joi Lansing ... Susan (as Joy Lansing)
Walter Coy ... 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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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Governor
21 March 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A Kefauver type racketeering Senate investigating committee is taking itself on the road for local hearings and that is of great concern to Governor Raymond Greenleaf. It seems as though way back in his youth and under a different name he committed a murder and if the committee uncovers any wrong doing he could be charged with its more than a stretch in Club Fed. That's because when he would be arrested and printed his prints would be on file with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Of course the state racketeering boss Raymond Burr has a lot invested in Greenleaf and he's not about to see his investment get flushed down the toilet. He hatches a scheme to get the fingerprint card out of J. Edgar Hoover's closely guarded files. It involves getting to one of the clerks in the Justice Department, Margia Dean through her brother, Don Garner. And when that doesn't work Burr tries to use another clerk Audrey Totter who is our FBI Girl.

I have to say that with that title alone I was expecting some paranoid Cold War story. So I was pleasantly surprised when FBI Girl turned out to be a nice noir thriller. It came from the Poverty Row studio of Lippert Productions, but not bad considering the source.

Caesar Romero and George Brent play the two agents on this case and Romero provides the narration for the film. The two agents are all business and the plot follows a straight line narrative to the source of their problems. Greenleaf may have been governor, but Burr is calling all the shots and his rackets have a big investment in keeping their see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil governor in office. And he's being talked about for even higher office. And as the state boss Burr outshines everyone in the cast.

Try to catch this one when broadcast and don't be put off by the title, it's better than you think.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1951 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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