J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World

Synopsis: The real story of J. Edgar Hoover, created as a bonus featurette for the DVD/Blu-ray of the film J. Edgar (2011).
19 min

between villain and hero.

How do you think that compares

with today?

I'm not sure, sir. I'd like to hear more.

I could come back tomorrow.

Fine. But the pages stay here.

Of course, sir.

Agent Smith.

Thank you, sir.

Never a good idea to talk too loud.

Good morning, John.

Mr. Palmer has asked that you attend

the emergency meeting today.

Miss Gladwell, please remember...

it's Mr. Hoover.

Two o'clock.

Don't be too early this time.

Lt's as rude as being tardy.

And who is this lovely addition

to the secretarial pool?

Helen, introduce yourself.


Pleased to meet you, Mr. Hoover.

I'm Helen Gandy.

Pleased to meet you.

Welcome to the Department of Justice.

You can notify Mr. Palmer

that I will attend.

Of course.

He's always a charmer.

I wouldn't take anything very seriously.

Jeremy, I need your help.

I need, uh... Uh, help.

I need your help.

Good evening, Mother.


Madame Marcia held court this morning.

I should buy a dress.

She says your father will die soon.

And when he does, you will rise to be

the most powerful man in the country.

Your brother's a good man, Edgar...

but you will restore our family

to greatness.


Edgar? Am I boring you?

I'm listening, Mother. You fired the maid.

I told her when she was through,

she could quit.

I'm not paying for her impudence.

The whole Negro race is in open revolt.

- I could open an investigation.

- Gotten too comfortable.

Did you hear what I said?

I said I could open an investigation.

Say what you mean.

Mr. Palmer called me into a meeting today.

The war against the Bolsheviks has begun.

He's insisted that I lead

a new anti-radical division.

Did you leap like a dog?

I told him this is the greatest

threat our nation has ever faced...

and I cannot take the job unless

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