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The cases of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

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 June of 2009, real-life F.B.I. Director Robert S. Mueller III honored Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. with a plaque and badge, making Zimbalist an honorary F.B.I. Agent for his work on the series. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The FBI Story (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

F.B.I. Theme
by Bronislau Kaper
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Please Bring Back this Great TV Series!
26 November 2002 | by ralsalongiSee all my reviews

I remember watching this great crime drama as a child every Sunday night with my Father. He was a big fan of the show and I got to be one also. Ephrem Zimbelist Jr. was great in the part and the stories were always very believable. I think this was one of the best crime dramas ever made. (I'd rank this one up there with Dragnet.)

My complaint is: Please bring back this wonderful series in reruns! I do not think I've seen it since it went off the air in 1974 and I'd love to see it again. It's hard to believe a great show like this was never shown in syndication.

The great shows are the ones that are many times overlooked.


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