James Dean: The First American Teenager (1975)

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Stacy Keach narrates this documentary that chronicles the abbreviated life and career of iconic brooding bad boy James Dean, from his obscure early days working in television to his rise to stardom in films such as Rebel Without a Cause. Clips from Dean's movies are intermingled with candid interviews with the star's friends and Hollywood colleagues, including Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dennis Hopper.

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Rated Unrated,  1 hr 20 mins

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Ray Connolly
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James Dean  •  Stacy Keach  •  Natalie Wood  •  Sal Mineo

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CAST & CHARACTERS
James Dean Himself (archive footage)
Stacy Keach Narrator
Natalie Wood Herself
Sal Mineo Himself
Sammy Davis, Jr. Himself
Leslie Caron Herself
Carroll Baker Herself
Maila Nurmi Herself
Corey Allen Himself
Dennis Hopper Himself
Jack Larson Himself
Nicholas Ray Himself