Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment 59 years old

Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

During a two-day period before and after the University of Alabama integration crisis, the film uses five camera crews to follow President John F. Kennedy, attorney general Robert F. Kennedy, Alabama governor George Wallace, deputy attorney general Nicholas Katzenbach and the students Vivian Malone and James Hood. As Wallace has promised to personally block the two black students from enrolling in the university, the JFK administration discusses the best way to react to it, without rousing the crowd or making Wallace a martyr for the segregationist cause.

Credits

Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment Cast

Name Character
John F. Kennedy He was 46, 46 years old when he died as Himself
Robert F. Kennedy He was 37, 42 years old when he died as Himself
James Lipscomb as Narrator

Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment Crew

Name Department
Robert Drew as Director. He was 39 (90) years old when He died Directing
Robert Drew as Executive Producer. He was 39 (90) years old when He died Production
Nicholas T. Proferes as Assistant Editor. Editing
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Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (59 years)

  • Release day: Monday, October 21, 1963
  • Runtime: 52 minutes