I concur. I've only seen it once, when it first aired, and loved it. I just remembered it, and gave it an 8 out of 10 vote here on IMDb. Bill Bast knew his subject well, and the same kind of great scripting and great acting that made James Dean a star, made this TV movie one hell of a low-budget classic.
If I could find a copy for 99 cents, I'd snap it up in a heartbeat. It's worth a lot more than that.
"I don't deduce, I observe."
Well said Petronius! Just watched the latest film about him titled "Life". DeHaan played Dean as laconic and inarticulate which was a great disappointment. Too bad they did not see snd learn from the way he wad played by Stephen McHattie.
Even without Bill Bast around, there are still people slive who knew Dean snd should have been consulted.