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James Dean Story, The (1957)
Starring: James Dean, Michael Brandon, Martin Gabel, Stephen McHattie
Director: Robert Altman, Robert Butler, George W. George
Category: Special Interest, Drama
Studio: Ventura
English, French
180 mins



The Documentary & Feature Film

The James Dean Story
Provides a brilliant overview of one of the most powerful screen presence's ever. Made only two years after Dean's death, the reaction of Dean's family, friends and fans is captured effortlessly by director Robert Altman.
Narrated by Martin Gabel, The James Dean Story presents a collage of clips from Dean's movie and television appearances, interviews with his family and friends, as well as still photos from throughout his brief, yet intense life.The James Dean Story is essential viewing for the James Dean fan.

James Dean: a legend in his own time
As James Dean's longtime friend and confidant, William Bast could provide insight into the legend's life that no one else could.Based on Bast's memoirs, James Dean: A Legend in His Own Time follows Dean (Stephen McHattie) from his earliest college experiences through the car crash which took his life.Bast (Michael Brandon) is omnipresent as an observer and a participant in Dean's rebellious lifestyle.James Dean: A Legend in His Own Time gives an eye-witness account of Dean's growth, as an actor and as a person, which could only come from someone so close to Dean.