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Film of the Week: James Dean


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continues a season of feature films specially made for TV. 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 Dean's meteoric rise to stardom in just three films - until his death, aged 24, in a car crash.
Since his death 26 years ago the actor's films have been continually revived, awarding him a cult status and establishing him as the personification of American youth in the 1950s.
Directed by ROBERT BUTLER. Films: p It


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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Film of the Week: James Dean

BBC Two England, 9 August 1981 21.55

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