East of Eden Movie Review 1954

Information and Film Reviews for East of Eden the Movie

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Steinbeck's contemporary retelling of the biblical Cain and Abel story receives superior treatment from Kazan and his excellent cast. Dean, in his first starring role, gives a reading of a young man's search for love and acceptance that defines adolescent pain. Though filmed in the 1950s, this story still rivets today's viewers with its emotional message.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS
Running time 115 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Brothers & Sisters, Books to Film: John Steinbeck, Monster Moms, Rebel With a Cause, Teen Angst, Tragedy, Bad Dads, Sibling Rivalry, 4 Bones
Paul Osborn
James Dean, Julie Harris, Richard (Dick) Davalos, Raymond Massey, Jo Van Fleet, Burl Ives, Albert Dekker
Elia Kazan
Leonard Rosenman
Warner Bros.


Oscars 1955: Support. Actress (Van Fleet); Golden Globes 1956: Film--Drama.

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