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An elderly Bureaucrat was present in Washington DC in 1936, when Indiana Jones and Marcus Brody discussed the location and future study of the Ark of the Covenant with Major Eaton and Colonel Musgrove. While the other four sat around the table, he preferred to stand in the background and let Eaton lead the conversation.
Behind the scenesEdit
The role of the Bureaucrat was played by Bill Reimbold.
In the storybook adaptation of the film, the bureaucrat, described as a high-ranking American official, has some dialogue, including handing over payment for Jones' services in retrieving the Ark.
Given the sensitive nature of the Ark of the Covenant, it is likely that the bureaucrat is part of US Army Intelligence or in a similar intelligence service.