Four Days in November

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Four Days in November
Four Days in November FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Mel Stuart
Produced by Mel Stuart
Written by Theodore Strauss
Narrated by Richard Basehart
Cinematography Vilis Lapenieks
Edited by William T. Cartwright
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • November 21, 1964 (1964-11-21)
Running time
122 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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]

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 also[edit]


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

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