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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ...  Inspector Lewis Erskine 241 episodes, 1965-1974
Philip Abbott ...  Arthur Ward 241 episodes, 1965-1974
William Reynolds ...  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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

F.B.I. See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(239 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

J. Edgar Hoover served as Series Consultant until his death in 1972. He never appeared in front of the camera. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Andrew Klavan Show: The Real FBI Story (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

F.B.I. Theme
by Bronislau Kaper
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Sturdy Law and Justice Series.
7 January 2003 | by jwrowe3See all my reviews

I can still hear it now... The four notes of the series theme, and that familiar voice over, "The F.B.I, A Quinn Martin Production!"...

Great show, great cast, and well deserving of a run in syndication, someplace. Or sold by Time-Life on video. I am amazed that this show is buried somewhere, and not seen. "Hawaii Five-O", was missing in action for years, and then came back to life, so why not this gem.

And remember this, car nuts out there, how Inspector Erskine would, at the end of the show, hop into a new Ford Motor Company product? A friend of mine and I would bet on what it might be, that week. A new pointy nosed 1970 T-bird? A lowly Custom 500, LTD, or Mustang? I wonder if Ford's catch phrase slogan of that era, "Ford has a Better Idea", came from "F.B.I"? See the connection?


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