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A President to Remember (2008)

A documentary combining rare personal footage and well-known archive footage of President John F. Kennedy.

Director:

Robert Drew

Writer:

Robert Drew (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Himself - Narrator
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Hubert H. Humphrey ... Himself (archive footage)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver ... Herself (archive footage)
Ethel Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Harry S. Truman ... Himself (archive footage)
Lyndon Baines Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (as Lyndon B. Johnson)
Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
John J. McCloy John J. McCloy ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter W. Heller Walter W. Heller ... Himself (archive footage)
Nikita Khrushchev ... Himself (archive footage)
Fidel Castro ... Himself (archive footage)
John Diefenbaker John Diefenbaker ... Himself (archive footage)
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A documentary combining rare personal footage and well-known archive footage of President John F. Kennedy.

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Documentary

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Official Sites:

Drew Associates

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A President to Remember: In the Company of JFK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Drew Associates See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Features Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963) See more »

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New footage of events you may have already seen on film
8 July 2011 | by xWRLSee all my reviews

Kennedy's debates with Nixon, his speech in Berlin, his visits and motorcades in several countries--these are pretty familiar. But a lot of the footage in this documentary is new and often enough filmed from up close, giving a feel for the excitement of the moment. Even more interesting are segments showing Jack with Bobby and other top advisers strategizing on how to deal with George Wallace as the then-governor of Alabama was preparing to block access to the doors at U. of Alabama for two black students.

We also see a few brief public speeches by Jackie, a motorcade with de Gaulle in Paris, and--most interestingly--snippets from Kennedy's televised press conferences (something the documentary says he originated) that show him to be both witty and generally on top of things.

Alec Baldwin's commentary is articulate and friendly but never fawning. There's a brief mention of "dalliances"; same for his back problems. If you want to be reminded of what made Kennedy such a charismatic figure, you probably won't do better than this.


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