The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover 43 years old

Not all the files were destroyed

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

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.

Credits

Rip Torn
Rip Torn

Dwight Webb

Ronee Blakley
Ronee Blakley

Carrie DeWitt

Howard Da Silva
Howard Da Silva

Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dan Dailey
Dan Dailey

Clyde Tolson

José Ferrer
José Ferrer

Lionel McCoy

Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan

Attorney General Harlan Stone

All Cast

Name Character
Michael Parks He was 37, 77 years old when he died as Robert F. Kennedy
John Marley He was 70, 76 years old when he died as Dave Hindley
Lloyd Gough He was 70, 76 years old when he died as Walter Winchell
Rip Torn He was 46, 88 years old when he died as Dwight Webb
Celeste Holm She was 60, 95 years old when she died as Florence Hollister
Tanya Roberts She was 22, now 65 years old as Stewardess
José Ferrer He was 65, 80 years old when he died as Lionel McCoy
Ronee Blakley She was 32, now 75 years old as Carrie DeWitt
Brad Dexter He was 60, 85 years old when he died as Alvin Karpis
Lloyd Nolan He was 75, 83 years old when he died as Attorney General Harlan Stone
June Havoc She was 65, 97 years old when she died as Hoover's Mother
Michael Sacks He was 29, now 72 years old as Melvin Purvis
Raymond St. Jacques He was 47, 60 years old when he died as Martin Luther King
Howard Da Silva He was 68, 76 years old when he died as Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dan Dailey He was 61, 62 years old when he died as Clyde Tolson
Broderick Crawford He was 65, 74 years old when he died as J. Edgar Hoover
Andrew Duggan He was 53, 64 years old when he died as Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson
George Plimpton He was 50, 76 years old when he died as Quentin Reynolds
Jack Cassidy He was 50, 49 years old when he died as Damon Runyon
James Wainwright He was 140, 92 years old when he died as Young Hoover
Henderson Forsythe He was 60, 88 years old when he died as Suydam

Crew

Name Department
Miklós Rózsa as Music. He was 70 (88) years old when He died Sound
Larry Cohen as Director. He was 36 (77) years old when He died Directing
Larry Cohen as Writer. He was 36 (77) years old when He died Writing
Ve Neill as Makeup Artist. She was 26 (now 70) years old Costume & Make-Up
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover poster
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (43 years)

Not all the files were destroyed

  • Release day: Thursday, December 01, 1977
  • Runtime: 112 minutes