A Multi-faceted Administrator
Anslinger played himself as the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) Commissioner in To the Ends of the Earth.
In the early to mid-1940s Hollywood suffered a number of high-profile drug scandals, including those involving drummer Gene Krupa and actor Robert Mitchum.
Meeting with Studio Heads
Anslinger met with major studio heads, including the Louis B. Mayer, of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, concerning Hollywood actors with drug problems, as well the appropriate portrayal of the topic of drugs in films. It was during this era that the Motion Picture Production Code banned drug use in movies unrelated to the plot.
A No Nonsense Boss
First and foremost, Anslinger was an administrator. Responsible for overseeing the work of agents and support staff across the United States and the enforcement operations and accounting practices they employed, he was a no-nonsense boss. The letter to the right cites a total of $16.50 in mislabeled evidence over four different cases.