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* {{Documentary}}: A TV documentary short about the integration of the University of Alabama on June 10-11, 1963.
* EthnicMenialLabor: The film doesn't dwell on it, but the scene of Wallace in the governor's mansion showing the cameraman around does include a shot of the black maid looking after Wallace's young daughter, a reflection of the social hierarchy in Alabama.


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* TitleDrop: This is an account of a crisis, and a story behind a presidential commitment."


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Drew's cameras were granted unlimited access to the Kennedy brothers, as well as George Wallace, as events unfolded. ''Crisis'' was first shown on Creator/{{ABC}} television in October 1963, four months after it was filmed and only a month before John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Compare ''Film/{{Primary}}'', a Drew documentary about the 1960 Wisconsin primary in which Drew had similar fly-on-the-wall access to Kennedy as well as Kennedy's opponent Hubert Humphrey.

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Drew's cameras were granted unlimited access to the Kennedy brothers, as well as George Wallace, as events unfolded. ''Crisis'' was first shown on Creator/{{ABC}} television in October 1963, four months after it was filmed and only a month before John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The film was added to the UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry in 2011.

Compare ''Film/{{Primary}}'', a Drew documentary about the 1960 Wisconsin primary in which Drew had similar fly-on-the-wall access to Kennedy as well as Kennedy's opponent Hubert Humphrey.


It is a record of the June 1963 "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]]", regarding the court-mandated racial integration of the University of Alabama, the opposition to the same from Governor George Wallace, and the subsequent intervention by President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.

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It is a record of the June 1963 "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]]", regarding the court-mandated judicially-mandated racial integration of the University of Alabama, the opposition to the same from Governor George Wallace, and the subsequent intervention by President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.


It is a record of the June 1963 "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]]", regarding the racial integration of the University of Alabama, the opposition to the same from Governor George Wallace, and the subsequent intervention by President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.

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It is a record of the June 1963 "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]]", regarding the court-mandated racial integration of the University of Alabama, the opposition to the same from Governor George Wallace, and the subsequent intervention by President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.


It is a record of the June 1963 "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]]", regarding the racial integration of the University of Alabama, the opposition to the same from Governor George Wallace, and the intervention by President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.

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It is a record of the June 1963 "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]]", regarding the racial integration of the University of Alabama, the opposition to the same from Governor George Wallace, and the subsequent intervention by President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.



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* VillainOpeningScene: The first shots are of George Wallace at the Alabama state capitol.

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* VillainOpeningScene: The first shots are of George Wallace at the Alabama state capitol.capitol.

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Drew's cameras were granted unlimited access to the Kennedy brothers, as well as George Wallace, as events unfolded. ''Crisis'' was first shown on Creator/{{ABC}} television in October 1963, four months after it was filmed and only a month before John F. Kennedy was murdered. Compare ''Film/{{Primary}}'', a Drew documentary about the 1960 Wisconsin primary in which Drew had similar fly-on-the-wall access to Kennedy as well as Kennedy's opponent Hubert Humphrey.

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Drew's cameras were granted unlimited access to the Kennedy brothers, as well as George Wallace, as events unfolded. ''Crisis'' was first shown on Creator/{{ABC}} television in October 1963, four months after it was filmed and only a month before John F. Kennedy was murdered.assassinated. Compare ''Film/{{Primary}}'', a Drew documentary about the 1960 Wisconsin primary in which Drew had similar fly-on-the-wall access to Kennedy as well as Kennedy's opponent Hubert Humphrey.


Drew's cameras were granted unlimited access to the Kennedy brothers, as well as George Wallace, as events unfolded. ''Crisis'' was first shown on American television in October 1963, four months after it was filmed and only a month before John F. Kennedy was murdered. Compare ''Film/{{Primary}}'', a Drew documentary about the 1960 Wisconsin primary in which Drew had similar fly-on-the-wall access to Kennedy as well as Kennedy's opponent Hubert Humphrey.

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Drew's cameras were granted unlimited access to the Kennedy brothers, as well as George Wallace, as events unfolded. ''Crisis'' was first shown on American Creator/{{ABC}} television in October 1963, four months after it was filmed and only a month before John F. Kennedy was murdered. Compare ''Film/{{Primary}}'', a Drew documentary about the 1960 Wisconsin primary in which Drew had similar fly-on-the-wall access to Kennedy as well as Kennedy's opponent Hubert Humphrey.


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It is a record of the June 1963 "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]]", regarding integration of the University of Alabama. The first two black students at the university, Vivian Malone and James Hood, were arriving in June 1963. A similar moment when James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962 led to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_Miss_riot_of_1962 a white racist riot]] that ended in two deaths and much destruction of property. President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy and his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy seek to find a way to get Malone and Hood enrolled in accordance with the judge's order, while allowing Wallace to save face and avoiding violence.

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It is a record of the June 1963 "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]]", regarding the racial integration of the University of Alabama. Alabama, the opposition to the same from Governor George Wallace, and the intervention by President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.

The first two black students at the university, Vivian Malone and James Hood, were arriving in June 1963. A similar moment when James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962 had led to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_Miss_riot_of_1962 a white racist riot]] that which ended in two deaths and much destruction of property. President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Kennedy and his brother brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy Kennedy, seek to find a way to get Malone and Hood enrolled in accordance with the judge's order, while allowing Wallace to save face and avoiding violence.

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* OffIntoTheDistanceEnding: Ends with RFK placing a triumphal good night phone call to his brother, then striding away from the camera, taking off his tie as he goes.

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* HeatWave: Nicholas Kaltenbach tells Robert Kennedy's little daughter that it's 98 degrees in Alabama and "we're all gonna get hardship pay."


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* ExtremelyBriefTimespan: The opening narration says events take place over only 30 hours.



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''Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment'' is a 1963 documentary by Robert Drew.

It is a record of the June 1963 "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]]", regarding integration of the University of Alabama. The first two black students at the university, Vivian Malone and James Hood, were arriving in June 1963. A similar moment when James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962 led to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_Miss_riot_of_1962 a white racist riot]] that ended in two deaths and much destruction of property. President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy and his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy seek to find a way to get Malone and Hood enrolled in accordance with the judge's order, while allowing Wallace to save face and avoiding violence.

Drew's cameras were granted unlimited access to the Kennedy brothers, as well as George Wallace, as events unfolded. ''Crisis'' was first shown on American television in October 1963, four months after it was filmed and only a month before John F. Kennedy was murdered. Compare ''Film/{{Primary}}'', a Drew documentary about the 1960 Wisconsin primary in which Drew had similar fly-on-the-wall access to Kennedy as well as Kennedy's opponent Hubert Humphrey.

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* HitlerCam: Used for some early shots of Wallace, and appropriate as he is the villain of the piece.
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* PetTheDog: Wallace is shown being affectionate to his toddler grandchild.
* VillainOpeningScene: The first shots are of George Wallace at the Alabama state capitol.

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