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Four Days in November is a 1964 American documentary film directed by Mel Stuart about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[1][2][dead link]

Four Days in November
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Film poster
Directed byMel Stuart
Produced byMel Stuart
Written byTheodore Strauss
Narrated byRichard Basehart
Music byElmer Bernstein
CinematographyVilis Lapenieks
Edited byWilliam T. Cartwright
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • November 21, 1964 (1964-11-21)
Running time
122 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film includes Dallas radio and television coverage of:

  • The President's arrival at Love Field (Bob Walker, WFAA-TV 8)
  • Progression of the motorcade (Bob Huffaker, KRLD Radio)
  • First local bulletin of shooting (Jay Watson, WFAA-TV 8)
  • Reports at Parkland Hospital (Bob Huffaker, KRLD Radio)
  • Official announcement of President's death from Malcolm Kilduff (Roy Nichols, KLIF Radio)

Amateur films and photos include:

  • Scenes along the motorcade route
  • Orville Nix's films of the motorcade entering Dealey Plaza, the fatal head shot followed by Secret Service Agent Clint Hill climbing on top of the presidential limousine and the post-shooting confusion at the Plaza
  • Mary Moorman's photo taken just a fraction of a second after the fatal shot
  • Bob Jackson's photo of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald at the Dallas City Jail

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The 37th Academy Awards (1965) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  2. ^ "NY Times: Four Days in November". NY Times. Retrieved November 9, 2008.

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