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.
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 Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
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.
The film is a coming-of-age story of a young boy named Apu, and life in his small Indian village in the early years of the 20th century. Apu is born to a poor Brahmin family in Bengal. His father Harihar is a priest who dreams of becoming a successful poet and a playwright; he does not earn enough, but the mother Sarbajaya keeps the family going. Because of their limited resources, Sarbajaya resents having to share her home with Harihar's elderly cousin: the old and helpless cripple Indir. Apu's sister Durga is always getting into trouble for stealing guavas from the neighbour's orchards for Indir. She cares for Apu like a good older sister but loves to affectionately tease him. Together, they make do with what they have and enjoy the simple joys of life.
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.
A PSA video about water safety.
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.
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.
A stranger comes to town looking for his estranged wife. He finds her running the local girls. He also finds a town and sheriff afraid of their own shadow, scared of a landowner they never see who rules through his rowdy sidekicks. The stranger is a town tamer by trade, and he accepts a $500 commission to sort things out.
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.
The hard work, tenacity and ingenuity of inventors and their inventions are celebrated. Some inventions, such as the zipper or crimp crown bottle cap, helped revolutionize specific industries, and thus made their inventors wealthy. Some inventors start with a problem which they hope to be able to overcome with an invention. Some start out with materials for which they develop new uses. In both cases, not all inventions work out, due to among other things poor design or impractical uses as seen by the public. The United States has perhaps been home to more useful inventions than any other country. Obtaining a patent allows an inventor seventeen years exclusive rights to an idea for an invention.
Most classical sci-fi from K. Zeman. Four young boys visit a dinosaur exhibit at the New York city Museum of Natural History. They then row out onto Central Park Lake where they find a secret cave and paddle into, and go back-in-time into a wondrous prehistoric world filled with the very dinosaurs they had just seen.
During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.
Superstitions are examined in the context of mid-20th century America. Walking under ladders, spilt salt, stepping on cracks, haunted houses, voodoo dolls, and such are used to illustrate the widespread belief in the supernatural.
In this Screenliner short, New York City police detectives investigate the case of a missing girl, whose clothes are found on a bridge. Was it a suicide, was she murdered, or is this a hoax?
A look at the dangers and possible causes of gangs and teenage delinquency including over-crowded and under-funded schools with few after-school activities and over-worked parents who have little time to spend with their children.