The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)

Not all the files were destroyed

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1977-12-01
  • User Rating: 4.8/10 from 5 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Larco Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now you can see how he used it.

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Trailer

  • Broderick Crawford

    as J. Edgar Hoover
  • James Wainwright

    as Young Hoover
  • Michael Parks

    as Robert F. Kennedy
  • José Ferrer

    as Lionel McCoy
  • Rip Torn

    as Dwight Webb
  • Ronee Blakley

    as Carrie DeWitt
  • Hanns Manship

    as FBI agent
  • Celeste Holm

    as Florence Hollister
  • Dan Dailey

    as Clyde Tolson
  • Howard Da Silva

    as Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • John Marley

    as Dave Hindley
  • Michael Sacks

    as Melvin Purvis
  • Raymond St. Jacques

    as Martin Luther King
  • June Havoc

    as Hoover's Mother
  • Lloyd Nolan

    as Attorney General Harlan Stone
  • Andrew Duggan

    as Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jack Cassidy

    as Damon Runyon
  • George Plimpton

    as Quentin Reynolds
  • Lloyd Gough

    as Walter Winchell
  • Brad Dexter

    as Alvin Karpis
  • Henderson Forsythe

    as Suydam
  • Tanya Roberts

    as Stewardess
  • George Wallace

    as Senator Joseph McCarthy
Directing Larry Cohen Director
Writing Larry Cohen Writer
Costume & Make-Up Ve Neill Makeup Artist
Sound Miklós Rózsa Music