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The James Dean Story (1957)  /  Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "The Young One"  /  The Delinquents (1957)

The James Dean Story (1957)
April 5, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Lew Bracker.

The James Dean Story (1957)

Directed by
Robert Altman, George W. George

Undertaken soon after James Dean’s untimely death, this documentary sought a degree of sensitivity and analysis that was well-met by the eloquent testimonials of Dean’s family and childhood friends, and the moving, well-researched screenplay by Stewart Stern (who had penned Rebel Without a Cause). It is an uncommonly sober and sincere statement by one cultural icon regarding the life and work of another.

Warner Bros. Producer/Editor: Robert Altman, George W. George. Screenwriter: Stewart Stern. Cinematographer: Louis Lombardo. Cast: Martin Gabel (narrator).

35mm, b/w, 81 min.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "The Young One"

CBS, 12/1/57

Directed by Robert Altman

A young woman is eager to do anything to gain her freedom from stultifying family constraints, even if it means sacrificing her boyfriend to the cause.

Screenwriter: Sarrett Rudley, based on a story by Phillip Goodman and Sandy Sax. Cast: Carol Lynley, Vince Edwards, Stephen Joyce, Jeanette Nolan, Rusty Lane.

Digibeta from 35mm, b/w, approx. 30 min.

The Delinquents (1957)

Directed by
Robert Altman

Upright Scotty (Tom Laughlin) wants to date pretty Janice (Rosemary Howard) but is deemed unsuitable by her bourgeois parents. Bad-boy “Cholly” offers to spring Janice from the parental trap and deliver her to Scotty, by posing as an appropriately career-driven suitor. The plot works, but soon Janice and Scotty are caught up with Cholly’s reckless and violent teen set, leading to a confrontation.

United Artists. Producer/Screenwriter: Robert Altman. Cinematographer: Charles Paddock. Editor: Helene Turner. Cast: Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Rosemary Howard.

Digibeta from 35mm, b/w, 75 min.