The cases of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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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

In the closing credits, Inspector Erskine (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) could always be seen driving off in the current year's Ford Mustang. See more »

Connections

Featured in ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

F.B.I. Theme
by Bronislau Kaper
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Great old show
2 December 2005 | by JeffDeWittSee 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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