September 30, 1955

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September 30, 1955
September 30, 1955 film.jpg
Directed by James Bridges
Produced by Jerry Weintraub
Written by James Bridges
Starring Richard Thomas
Susan Tyrrell
Music by Leonard Rosenman
Cinematography Gordon Willis
Edited by Jeff Gourson
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • August 1977 (1977-08) (Montréal Film Festival)
Running time
101 minutes
Country United States
Language English

September 30, 1955, originally titled 9/30/55, is a 1977 film written and directed by James Bridges.


Set in Conway, Arkansas, the film portrays the reaction of the citizens of the town when they hear that James Dean has died in a car crash. Jimmy J. (Richard Thomas), a young man who idolizes Dean, is particularly affected.


Critical reception[edit]

The New York Times called the film, "funny, solemn, dead-on-accurate."[1]


  1. ^ "9/30/55". New York Times. 1978-03-31. 

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