Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
IMDb Rating 7.8
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
James Dean Jim Stark
Natalie Wood Judy
Corey Allen Buzz Gunderson
Jim Backus Frank Stark
Ann Doran Mrs. Carol Stark
William Hopper Judy's Father
Sal Mineo John 'Plato' Crawford
Rochelle Hudson Judy's Mother
Dennis Hopper Goon
Edward Platt Ray Fremick
When people think of James Dean, they probably think first of the troubled teen from Rebel Without a Cause: nervous, volatile, soulful, a kid lost in a world that does not understand him. Made between his only other starring roles, in East of Eden and Giant, Rebel sums up the jangly, alienated image of Dean, but also happens to be one of the key films of the 1950s. Director Nicholas Ray takes a strikingly sympathetic look at the teenagers standing outside the white-picket-fence '50s dream of America: juvenile delinquent (that's what they called them then) Jim Stark (Dean), fast girl Judy (Natalie Wood), lost boy Plato (Sal Mineo), slick hot-rodder Buzz (Corey Allen). At the time, it was unusual for a movie to endorse the point of view of teenagers, but Ray and screenwriter Stewart Stern captured the youthful angst that was erupting at the same time in rock & roll. Dean is heartbreaking, following the method acting style of Marlon Brando but staking out a nakedly emotional honesty of his own. Going too fast, in every way, he was killed in a car crash on September 30, 1955, a month before Rebel opened. He was no longer an actor, but an icon, and Rebel is a lasting monument. --Robert Horton
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance
Director Nicholas Ray
Producer David Weisbart
Writer Stewart Stern; Nicholas Ray; Irving Shulman
Studio Warner Bros.
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 111 mins
Movie Release Date 10/27/1955
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 480
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/4/2005
Product Details
Edition Special Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.55:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 012569705920
Release Date 5/31/2005
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
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