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James Dean 20th Century Icons 2 DVD Set

James Dean 20th Century Icons 2 DVD Set

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James Dean 20th Century Icons DVD (disc 1) — This DVD contains three films made for television starring James Dean. The first is "Something for an Empty Briefcase" (1953), the story of a young man, jobless, broke and recently released from jail for petty theft who finds love and inspiration despite pressure from bad influences. The second film, "The Unlighted Road" (1955), finds James Dean's character just out of the army as he falls in love but is manipulated by bad influences. The third film is "I'm a Fool" (1954), which has an introduction by Ronald Reagan and co-stars Natalie Wood. In this film James Dean chases after Natalie Wood, but his character flaws get in the way. These three films also contain the original television commercials from Campbell's Soup, General Electric, and more. Total run time is approximately 82 minutes.

James Dean 20th Century Icons DVD (disc 2) — This DVD contains the James Dean Story (1957), directed by Robert Altman. This biographical tribute to James Dean includes clips from his movies plus interviews with family and friends, photographs, and scenes from James Dean's home town. Because this was created shortly after James Dean's stardom it has a perspective and authenticity that cannot be duplicated by modern retrospectives. Total run time is approximately 79 minutes.