Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government. He slowly builds the agency's reputation, becoming the sole arbiter of who gets hired and fired. One of his hires is Clyde Tolson who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and would be Hoover's confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover's life. Hoover's memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases the FBI was involved in - the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the arrest of bank robbers like John Dillinger - and also show him to be quite adept at manipulating the various politicians he's worked with over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files.
[en] The biography of J. Edgar Hoover is told by Hoover, as he remembers his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover identified communists, anarchists, and other revolutionaries with the US government. He gradually built his agency's reputation and became the only referee to be hired and fired. One of his hires was Clyde Tolson, who had been promoted to assistant superintendent and would soon be a dependable and lifelong friend of Hoover to the rest of Hoover. Hoover's memory has given him a role in high profile cases where the FBI was implicated in kidnapping Lindbergh's kidnapping. Bank robberies such as John Dillinger show that he specializes in manipulation. The politicians he works with In his career, most thanks to his secret file.