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Four Days in November (1964)

From more than eight million feet of newsreels, amateur footage, tape-recordings and more, David L. Wolper presents a priceless detailed account of the time and events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Director:

Mel Stuart

Writer:

Theodore Strauss (narration)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Basehart ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Brewer John Brewer ... Himself
Raymond Buck Raymond Buck ... Himself (archive footage)
Earle Cabell Earle Cabell ... Himself (archive footage)
John Connally ... Himself (archive footage)
Nellie Connally ... Herself (archive footage) (as Mrs. John Connally)
Joan Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)
Jesse E. Curry Jesse E. Curry ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Cushing Richard Cushing ... Himself (archive footage) (as Richard Cardinal Cushing)
Charles de Gaulle ... Himself (archive footage)
Everett Dirksen Everett Dirksen ... Himself (archive footage)
Alec Douglas-Home Alec Douglas-Home ... Himself (archive footage)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)
Ludwig Erhard Ludwig Erhard ... Himself (archive footage)
Wesley Frazier Wesley Frazier ... Himself
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From more than eight million feet of newsreels, amateur footage, tape-recordings and more, David L. Wolper presents a priceless detailed account of the time and events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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The definitive account of the murder that shocked a nation See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 Days in November See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White
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Trivia

The film's opening prologue states: "Certain scenes have been recreated in the original locations by the actual participants." See more »

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The narration states that school in Dallas had been let out for the day to enable children to see the President's motorcade. This did not happen, as the school district was debating what to do with early release after the assassination and finally determined that the school buses would run at the regular times that afternoon. See more »

Quotes

Himself - Narrator: There are only two occasions when the canon of the military district of Washington fire a 50 gun salute to the nation; Each 4th of July to celebrate the country's birth and after the death of a President of the United States.
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A lot of Great News Footage Here
22 November 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Four Days in November (1964)

*** (out of 4)

Oscar-nominated documentary taking a look at the four days in November where the country changed forever. I've watch dozens of documentaries on Kennedy and several just this past week on the 50th Anniversary of the president's assassination. I was rather late coming to see this popular film and even though I've seen quite a few there was still countless bits of footage that I had never seen before. I think what really makes this documentary stand apart is that it was made less than a year after the assassination so needless to say there's all sorts of footage that just typically doesn't get shown today. I think some of the most interesting moments deal with the moments right after the assassination when people were just hanging on to see whether or not the president was going to survive his wounds. The aftermath of course is another thing and it's interesting to note that hints of a conspiracy theory on displayed here and a couple of them would later be used in Oliver Stone's JFK. There's no doubt that history buffs will want to check this thing out because there's simply so much news footage that you really get a great idea of what it was like, television wise, when this happened. I will say that the film feels a tad bit long when watched today and it's also a bit too dry and at times lingers on. Still, there's no question that all the news footage makes this one worth checking out.


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