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The James Dean Story (1957)

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81 min | Documentary, Biography

This documentary, which was undertaken soon after James Dean's death, looks at Dean's life through the use of still photographs with narration, and interviews with many of the people involved in his short life. Interviewees include the ...See moreThis documentary, which was undertaken soon after James Dean's death, looks at Dean's life through the use of still photographs with narration, and interviews with many of the people involved in his short life. Interviewees include the aunt and uncle who raised him after his mother's death (when James was 9), his fraternal grandparents, a cabdriver friend in New York City, and the owner of his favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. James's father, who was alive when the film was made, does not get a single mention. Written by David Glagovsky See less
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Aug 13, 1957 (United States)

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Martin Gabel
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James Dean
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Lew Bracker
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Marvin Carter
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Patsy D'Amore
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Louis de Liso
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Charles Dean
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Emma Dean
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Clark Gable
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Phyllis Gates
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Mickey Hargitay
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Dennis Hopper
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Rock Hudson
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Lili Kardell
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Glen Kramer
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Arnie Langer
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Jerry Luce
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Jayne Mansfield
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Arlene Martel
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Adeline Nall
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Ronald Nelson
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George Ross
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Bing Traster
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Clint Walker
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Christine White
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Marcus Winslow Jr.
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Ortense Winslow
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Natalie Wood
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Gig Young
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6.4 / 10 | 496 votes