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The Late Film: James Dean


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specially made for television. starring Stephen McHattie
Michael Brandon ,
This dramatic reconstruction of the life of movie idol James Dean centres on his friendship with writer William Bast. The film follows their early struggles as acting students, through Deans meteoric rise to stardom in just three films -until his death, aged 24, in a car crash. ,
Since his death in, 1955 the actors films have been continually revived, awarding him a cult status, establishing him as the personification of American youth in the 1950s.
Screenplay by WILLIAM BAST
Directed by ROBERT BUTLER. Films: p 12


Unknown: Stephen McHattie
Unknown: Michael Brandon
Unknown: James Dean
Unknown: William Bast.
Unknown: William Bast
Produced By: William Bast
Produced By: John Forbes
Directed By: Robert Butler.
James Dean: Stephen McHattie
William Bast: Michael Brandon
Dizzy Sheridan: Meg Foster
Chris White: Candy Clark
James Whitmore: Dane Clark
Reva Randall: Jayne Meadows

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The Late Film: James Dean

BBC One London, 11 February 1983 22.50

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