Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 5, 1959

The FBI Story (Mervyn LeRoy; Warner) gives a fast-moving synopsis of Author Don Whitehead's bestselling account of the bureau's history and great cases, but insists on gluing it together with another rewrite of The Jimmy Stewart Story. Like the book, the film teases interest with the case of Jack Graham, the young man who in 1955 packed a time bomb into his mother's suitcase at Denver, blew up a United Air Lines DC-6B with her and 43 others aboard. Within 13 days, the FBI had solved the crime.

Then, it's back to the '20s when Agent Jimmy Stewart was "yeauk, you betcha"...

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