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Rebel Without a Cause -- A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.


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Stewart Stern (screen play)
Irving Shulman (adaptation)
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Release Date:
29 October 1955 (USA) See more »
James Dean in his sensational role. (Australian daybill) See more »
A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Dean ... Jim Stark

Natalie Wood ... Judy

Sal Mineo ... John 'Plato' Crawford

Jim Backus ... Frank Stark

Ann Doran ... Mrs. Carol Stark

Corey Allen ... Buzz Gunderson

William Hopper ... Judy's Father

Rochelle Hudson ... Judy's Mother

Dennis Hopper ... Goon

Edward Platt ... Ray Fremick
Steffi Sidney ... Mil

Marietta Canty ... Crawford Family Maid
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Stark - Jim's Grandmother
Beverly Long ... Helen

Ian Wolfe ... Dr. Minton
Frank Mazzola ... Crunch

Robert Foulk ... Gene
Jack Simmons ... Cookie

Tom Bernard ... Harry

Nick Adams ... Chick

Jack Grinnage ... Moose
Clifford Morris ... Cliff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Nurse (uncredited)
David Alpert ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Jimmy Baird ... Beau (uncredited)

Paul Birch ... Police Chief (uncredited)
Harold Bostwick ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Paul Bryar ... Desk Sergeant #2 (uncredited)
John Close ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)

Chuck Hicks ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Skipper Huerta ... Little Boy (uncredited)

Louise Lane ... Policewoman (uncredited)

Nelson Leigh ... Desk Sergeant #1 (uncredited)

David McMahon ... Crunch's Father (uncredited)
Edward McNally ... Approaching Officer (uncredited)
Peter Miller ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ... Schoolboy in Planetarium (uncredited)
Bruce Noonan ... Monitor Admonishing Plato (uncredited)

House Peters Jr. ... Officer at Police Station (uncredited)
Stephanie Pond-Smith ... Girl (uncredited)
Charles Postal ... Teacher (uncredited)

Nicholas Ray ... Man in Last Shot (uncredited)
Gus Schilling ... Attendant (uncredited)

Almira Sessions ... Old Lady Teacher (uncredited)
Joel Smith ... Officer (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Police Detective (uncredited)

Dick Wessel ... Planetarium Guide (uncredited)

Robert B. Williams ... Ed - Moose's Father (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas Ray 
Writing credits
Stewart Stern (screen play)

Irving Shulman (adaptation)

Nicholas Ray (from a story by)

Produced by
David Weisbart .... producer
Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler (film editor) (as William Ziegler)
James Moore (uncredited)
Production Design by
Malcolm C. Bert (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Malcolm C. Bert  (as Malcolm Bert)
Set Decoration by
William Wallace 
Costume Design by
Moss Mabry (costumes designed by)
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Tillie Starriett .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Alvarado .... assistant director (as Don Page)
Robert Farfan .... assistant director
Gary Nelson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Donald P. Desmond .... set constructor (uncredited)
Tyrus Wong .... art department (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stanley Jones .... sound
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor (uncredited)
Rod Amateau .... stunt double (uncredited)
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Burke .... stunts (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Floyd McCarty .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Marguerite Royce .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Other crew
Dennis Stock .... dialogue supervisor
Florence Granroth .... researcher: lecturer's speech (uncredited)
Douglas M. Kelly .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Frank Mazzola .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Faye Michael Nuell .... double: Natalie Wood (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)
DistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements (DVD/Blu-Ray Rating)
111 min
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (magnetic prints) | Dolby Digital (DVD version)
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Australia:A (original rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-12 (2013) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1981) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1956) | France:16 | Iceland:12 | Italy:T | Japan:PG12 (2014) | Norway:16 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2004) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1995) | UK:AA (re-rating) (1976) | USA:TV-PG | USA:PG-13 (DVD/Blu-Ray Rating) | USA:PG-13 (Digital Streaming) | USA:Approved (No. 17504) (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #41630) (2005) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Originally in the beginning of the movie, there was a gang beating up a father, who drops a toy on the sidewalk. The studio thought it was too violent, so it was cut. Jim Stark can be seen playing with the toy after he finds it on the ground during the opening creditsSee more »
Anachronisms: Except for Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo, all of the major participants who are supposed to be high school students are, in fact, in their 20s, and of college age; Dean was 24, and could have graduated from college 2 years earlier.See more »
[first lines]
First police officer:Get up, get up. Mixed up in that beating on 12th street, huh?
Second police officer:No. Plain drunkenness.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4 (Lullaby)See more »


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