The FBI Story is an American movie based on a world-famous book by Don Whitehead and directed by Melvin Leroy. Since its release in 1959 this movie has attracted a huge audience and has received the Golden Laurel award. The main character John Michael Hardesty (James Stewart), also known as detective Chip Hardesty, tells about his career with the bureau while giving a lecture at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC. The agent discusses the difference between past and present laws, as well as his encounters with various gangsters, swindlers, the Ku Klux Klan, Nazi agents, and Cold War spies. During his service, his wife Lucy Ann Ballard (Vera Miles) and partner Sam Crandall (Murray Hamilton) try to convince him to resign for his own sake, but they could not crush the agent's determination. This movie shows the remarkable experience of working as a FBI agent and is suitable for all ages.