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Federal Men released on video: Real-Life U.S. Treasury Criminal Files 16 Episodes from the '50s will be on DVD July 31st

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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:19 pm

    Bridgeport, Conn. — Straight from the files of the U.S. Treasury Department, the classic ’50s program Federal Men will be recaptured on DVD July 31 by Film Chest on the American Pop Classics label. Federal Men, which ran for five seasons (1950-55) on ABC and was originally titled Treasury Men in Action, featured true government stories of fraud and deception.  In each thrilling episode, based on real-life cases, “The Chief” (Walter Greaza, The Street With No Name, TV’s The Edge of Night) and his agents pursue counterfeiters, loan sharks, gamblers, bootleggers, swindlers, smugglers and confidence men. Featuring a who’s who of Hollywood, series guest stars included Ben Gazzara, Nancy Evans, Grace Kelly, Lee Marvin, Jason Robards, Jr., Cliff Robertson, Charles Bronson, James Dean, Claude Akins, Carolyn Jones, Jack Klugman, and more.

    Episodes featured in this three-disc collection from the fifth and final season include “The Case of the Man Outside,” “The Case of the Bad Bargain,” “The Case of the Black Sheep,” “The Case of the Little Tin Box,” “The Case of the Man Trap,” “The Case of the Gentleman Cheat,” “The Case of the Green Feathers,” “The Case of the Buried Treasure,” “The Case of the Princely Pauper,” “The Case of the Iron Curtain,” “The Case of the Man Next Door,” “The Case of the Tight Squeeze,” “The Case of the Leather Bags,” “The Case of the Chartered Chiseler,” “The Case of the Slippery Eel” and “The Case of the Steady Hand.”  Federal Men is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 4 x 3 and original sound.  

    About Film Chest:  Founded in 2001, Film Chest offers high-quality content for a wide variety of production and distribution needs, boasting one of the world’s largest libraries (10,000+ hours) of classic feature films, television, foreign imports, documentaries, special interest and audio—much of it restored and digitized in HD. Headquartered in Bridgeport, Conn., with offices in New York City, the company also produces collector’s DVD sets for the American Pop Classics, CULTRA and HD Cinema Classics labels, distributed through its Synergy Entertainment arm. Visit them online here.