Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a young man who idolized the rising star. Racked with grief, Jimmy holds a vigil that quickly devolves into a drunken spectacle with its own catastrophic consequences. Dennis Quaid also stars in "September 30, 1955": a day that forever changed the lives of many.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1955. 300.000 spectators are watching from the sidelines. It is 6:00 PM when Pierre Levegh's car ploughs into the spectator stands, scattering the crowd with his car engine's hot debris.
Short film by Eduardo Sevillano
Three years in the making in conjunction with the BBC. Using never seen before home movies, photos and eye witness accounts - this is the inside story of the world's biggest motorsport disaster.
It's Christmas, 1955 in Daytona Beach, FL, and middle child Maryellen longs to stand out amidst the hustle and bustle of her big family. When Benji, a family friend afflicted with polio comes to stay with them, Maryellen is intent on making the holiday special. After her plans for a big celebration fall through, she discovers the best gifts are often simple, meaningful gestures of friendship.
A closed-circuit television special produced to raise funds for the relief agency CARE telecast live from the Adelphi Theatre in New York.
This documentary chronicles the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers/New York Yankees World Series, and is based upon the poem, "1955" by James T. Crawford.
Chapter 12 of the series 18 decades of life in Mexico in the twentieth century. Images of the cultural, social and political life in Mexico between 1955 and 1959. At the end of the presidential term of Adolfo Ruiz Cortines and the beginning of the presidency of Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Mexico is experiencing political stability and economic recovery after the 1954 devaluation.
In 1955, when racial segregation defined the South, two groups of twelve-year-old boys stepped onto a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history.
A PSA video about water safety.
In 1955 archeologist Juan Leonard, went on an expedition to a remote region in the Mexican state of Chiapas, to film the Lacandon Indians.
A life journey of 60 years with images and memories from the magical world of Greek Television and Cinema. A journey with beloved people, actors, directors, technicians and other artists. A creative journey full of joy, sadness, anguish and love. He begins his career as an intern at Finos Film Studios at the age of 15. His father was Yorgos Kavoukidis, one of the pioneers of Greek cinema, along with his close friend Filopimin Finos. Following the vision of his spiritual father, Finos, and his teacher in cinematography and editing, Dinos Katsouridis, he became at the age of 20 a well-known director of photography and editor of dozens of films of Greek cinema. During those 60 years, cinema and television became his home. He became a producer and a director. He designed the lighting for dozens of stage performances. His co-workers are his family.
Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955) is a film by the British director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The film stars Michael Redgrave, Mel Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, dancer Ludmilla Tchérina and Anton Walbrook and features Dennis Price. The film is based on the operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by Johann Strauss, but updated to take place in post-war Vienna as occupied by the four Allied powers: the United States, the United Kingdom, France and the U.S.S.R. The music, played by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under conductor Alois Melichar, has new lyrics by Dennis Arundell, and professional singers dubbed for some of the actors. The choreography is by Alfred Rodrigues, and the production was designed by Hein Heckroth. Oh... Rosalinda!! is a light-hearted Technicolor romp that makes full use of the new CinemaScope process, and is not just a film of a staged production but a filmic operetta.
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.