The Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover


1h 52m 1977
The Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover

Brief Synopsis

The life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is dramatized. Some of the notable successes of his career with the bureau are shown, including the shooting of notorious gangster John Dillinger in Chicago and Hoover's first arrest. Hoover's homosexuality, his decadent private life, and his propensity for using blackmail to gain support are also explored.

Film Details

Also Known As
Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Release Date
1977
Distribution Company
American International Pictures; Itc Entertainment Group

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Synopsis

The life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is dramatized. Some of the notable successes of his career with the bureau are shown, including the shooting of notorious gangster John Dillinger in Chicago and Hoover's first arrest. Hoover's homosexuality, his decadent private life, and his propensity for using blackmail to gain support are also explored.

Cast

Broderick Crawford

J Edgar Hoover

Jose Ferrer

Lionel Mccoy

Michael Parks

Robert F Kennedy

Ronee Blakley

Carrie Dewitt

Rip Torn

Dwight Webb

Celeste Holm

Florence Hollister

Michael Sacks

Melvin Purvis

Dan Dailey

Clyde Tolson

Raymond St. Jacques

Martin Luther King Jr

Andrew Duggan

Lyndon B Johnson

John Marley

Dave Hindley

Howard Da Silva

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

June Havoc

J Edgar Hoover'S Mother

James Wainwright

Young J Edgar Hoover

Lloyd Nolan

Attorney General Stone

Ellen Barber

Fbi Secretary

Lloyd Gough

Walter Winchell

Brad Dexter

Alvin Karpas

Jennifer Nicole Lee

Ethel Brunette

George Plimpton

Quentin Reynolds

Jack Cassidy

Damon Runyon

William Jordan

John F Kennedy

Henderson Forsythe

Harry Suydam

George Wallace

Senator Joseph Mccarthy

Fred J Scollay

Putnam

William Wellman Jr.

Dwight Webb Senior

Art Lund

Benchley

Mary Alice Moore

Miss Bryant

Jim Antonio

Senator Mckellar

Gregory Abels

President'S Aide

Dan Resin

President'S Adviser

James Dixon

Reilly

Pennie Dupont

Newscaster

Alvin Miles

Valet

John Bay

Heywood Brown

Brooks Morton

Earl Warren

Richard M Dixon

Richard M Nixon

James Dukas

Frank The Waiter

Ron Faber

Hijacker

Ed Masy

Fbi Agent

Hanns Manship

Dana Rowe

Fbi Agent

Colin Bremmen

Fbi Agent

Jack Drummond

Fbi Agent

Joe Norton

Fbi Agent

Ken Harvey

Fbi Agent

Paul Thomas

Fbi Agent

Sam Crew

Fbi Agent

Margolyn Curtis

Stewardess

Tanya Roberts

Stewardess

Larry Pines

Kelly

John Stefano

Harry

Wyman Kane

Senator

Gordon Zimmerman

Lepke

Marty Lee

Media Man

Reno Garrel

Officer

Frank Kohnbach

White House Aide

Marshall Gordon

White House Aide

Joe Mayo

White House Aide

Frank Arrowsmith

Newspaperman

Gwynn Gillis

Bruce Weitz

Film Details

Also Known As
Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Release Date
1977
Distribution Company
American International Pictures; Itc Entertainment Group

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Articles

George Plimpton, 1927-2003


George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just VisitingThe Simpsons playing a professor who runs a fixed spelling bee! He is survived by his wife Sara Whitehead Dudley and four children. Michael T. Toole
George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just Visiting

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States March 1979

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1977

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (Cohen Retrospective) in New York City (French Institute) April 24 - May 3, 1998.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (Cohen Retrospective) in New York City (French Institute) April 24 - May 3, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1977

Released in United States March 1979 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Contemporary Cinema) March 14-30, 1979.)