Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963): Docu of Horrific Event

Though one of the shortest documentaries ever made, the Zapruder Film of Kennedy assassination is one of the most influential pieces of evidence of this traumatic event.

As such, it was chosen for preservation by the U.S. Congress National Act of Registry.

This chronicle shows President John F. Kennedy riding in an open-top car with his wife, waving at the crowds on the sidewalks. Hit by a bullet, he clutches his throat as the others react with surprise. Another shot hits Kennedy in the head and he collapses. A Secret Service agent runs up to the car, and Mrs. Kennedy climbs onto the trunk to pull her husband aboard as the car speeds away.

Cast

Charles Brehm…. Himself (onlooker, with son)

John Connally…. Himself

Nellie Connally…. Herself

William Greer (II)…. Himself

Bobby Hargis…. Himself (policeman, on motorcycle)

Clint Hill…. Himself

Roy Kellerman…. Himself

Jacqueline Kennedy (I)…. Herself

John F. Kennedy…. Himself

Mary Moorman…. Herself (onlooker, in dark coat)

Phillip L. Willis…. Himself (onlooker, steps off street)

Running time: 26 seconds