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Federal Men Volume 1

Federal investigators seek-out counterfeiters and killers in four thrilling episodes from this classic TV series.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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In true stories of fraud and deception from the closed files of the United States Treasury Department, agents investigate corruption throughout the nation in this classic television series starring Walter Greaza.

Bad Bargain: A U.S. Agent goes undercover to bust an opium smuggling ring that operates out of an east coast port.

Black Sheep: A gang of bootleggers strike a deal with a legitimate businessman to use his shipping company to transport their illegal goods.

Buried Treasure: Rather than placing his cash in the bank, a man attempts to hide is earnings from the IRS by burying his money in a barn.

Chartered Chiseler: The owner of a bus company becomes a tax swindler when he reports false charitable donations as tax deductions.

Product Description:

FEDERAL MEN, a fascinating early television series (1950-1955), used closed Treasury Department case files as the basis for dramatic recreations featuring Walter Greaza as "the Chief." This compilation features four episodes, individually described below:

"The Case of the Black Sheep" - Bootleggers draw an honest merchant into their racket.
"The Case of the Bad Bargain" - A treasury man infiltrates opium smugglers.
"The Case of the Chartered Chiseler" - A bus line owner tries to hoodwink the government by reporting fake donations to charity.
"The Case of the Buried Treasure" - A miscreant hides his money in his barn rather than reporting his earnings.

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Action | Classic | Classic Television | Crime

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Rating 4.0 The Usual Suspects Movie Lover: from MISSISSAUGA, ON CA -- April, 1, 2013

Well, this TV show follows the same formula as shows like Law & Order, Real Stories Of The Highway Patrol, dramatized scripts of real life archived crimes, but since this was done in the 50s, its an original!


Rating 5.0 federal men,vol.1 Movie Lover: from ERIE, PA US -- February, 8, 2012

have only seen this vol.of the series so far.the quality of the audio +video is very good,considering the age of the films.wonderful.


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  • UPC: 089218465993
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