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East of Eden ()


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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations.
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Abra
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Cal Trask
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Adam Trask
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Sam - the Sheriff
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Aron Trask
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Kate
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Will Hamilton
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Anne
Harold Gordon ...
Gustav Albrecht
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Rantani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdullah Abbas ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
Rose Allen ...
Townswoman at Carnival (uncredited)
José Arias ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Coalman at Lettuce Field (uncredited)
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Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
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Joe (uncredited)
Jack Carr ...
Charlie - Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
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Roy Turner - Automobile Mechanic (uncredited)
George Church ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
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Draft Board Member (uncredited)
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Bouncer (uncredited)
Roger Creed ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
Bryn Davis ...
Townswoman at Carnival (uncredited)
Ray Dawe ...
Workman (uncredited)
Anna Dewey ...
Townswoman at Carnival (uncredited)
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City Official at Parade (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
Darren Dublin ...
Student (uncredited)
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Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
Cliff Fields ...
Student (uncredited)
Lloyd Ford ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
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Man at Boxcar (uncredited)
Nick Franke ...
Student (uncredited)
Robert Gardett ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
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Dr. Edwards (uncredited)
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Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
Leonard George ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
Ruth Gillis ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Lydia Guerrero ...
Mexican Girl (uncredited)
John Halloran ...
City Official at Parade (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Official at Parade (uncredited)
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Piscora's Son (uncredited)
Ramsay Hill ...
English Officer (uncredited)
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Shooting Gallery Concessionaire (uncredited)
Tex Holden ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Diane Howe ...
Student (uncredited)
Charles Anthony Hughes ...
City Official at Parade (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Effie Laird ...
Townswoman at Carnival (uncredited)
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Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
Lou Marcelle ...
Trailer Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Mike Marienthal ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
Frank Mazzola ...
Student (uncredited)
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Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Edward McNally ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Ken Miller ...
Student (uncredited)
Tex Mooney ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ...
Soldier on Train (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Paul Nichols ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
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Lettuce Truck Worker (uncredited)
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Coalman at Lettuce Fields / Man at Exercise Class (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ...
Rose - Townswoman at Carnival (uncredited)
Patricia Prest ...
Student (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
Mickey Roth ...
Student (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ...
Helper at Boxcar (uncredited)
Loretta Rush ...
Card Dealer (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Milk Bottle Concessionaire at Carnival (uncredited)
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Mr. Piscora (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
City Official at Parade (uncredited)
Bette Treadville ...
Madame (uncredited)
Sid Troy ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
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Townsman in Parade / Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
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Workman (uncredited)
Lillian West ...
Townswoman at Carnival (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)

Directed by

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Elia Kazan

Written by

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John Steinbeck ... (novel)
 
Paul Osborn ... (screen play)

Produced by

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Elia Kazan ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Leonard Rosenman

Cinematography by

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Ted D. McCord ... director of photography (as Ted McCord)

Film Editing by

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Owen Marks ... film editor

Editorial Department

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John Hambleton ... color consultant

Casting By

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Harvey Clermont ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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James Basevi
Malcolm C. Bert ... (as Malcolm Bert)

Set Decoration by

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George James Hopkins
William Wallace ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Anna Hill Johnstone ... (wardrobe designed by)

Makeup Department

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Gordon Bau ... makeup artist
Robert Ewing ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Tillie Starriett ... hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Don Alvarado ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Don Alvarado ... assistant director (as Don Page)
Horace Hough ... assistant director
Claude Archer ... third assistant director (uncredited)
C. Carter Gibson ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
George Sweeney ... assistant props (uncredited)
Red Turner ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Stanley Jones ... sound
Everett A. Hughes ... boom operator (uncredited)
Ed McDonald ... recordist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Mushy Callahan ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jack Albin ... still photographer (uncredited)
Andy Anderson ... camera operator (uncredited)
William Classen ... grip (uncredited)
Conrad L. Hall ... camera operator (uncredited)
Ernest Long ... best boy (uncredited)
Charles O'Bannon ... gaffer (uncredited)
William John Ranaldi ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Fred Terso ... camera assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Oral Johnson ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Leon Roberts ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Music Department

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Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Guy Thomajan ... dialogue director
Rhea Burakoff ... secretary: Mr. Kazan (uncredited)
Irva Mae Ross ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Production Companies

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  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture) (An Elia Kazan Production)

Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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  • RCA (sound recording)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to estranged mother. Written by Ed Stephan

Plot Keywords
Taglines Of what a girl did . . . what a boy did ... of ecstasy and revenge! See more »
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Also Known As
  • John Steinbeck's East of Eden (United States)
  • À l'est d'Eden (France)
  • Jenseits von Eden (Germany)
  • A l'est de l'Edèn (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Al este del Edén (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Trivia In the scene where Adam refuses to accept Cal's money, the script called for Cal to turn away in anger from his father. It was James Dean's instinct to embrace him instead. This came as a surprise to Raymond Massey, who could think of nothing to do but say, "Cal! Cal!" in response. See more »
Goofs During WWI, a band organ at the carnival plays "Ain't She Sweet", which is from 1927. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Meadow (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Oh, You Beautiful Doll See more »
Crazy Credits Cards during opening credits: In northern California, the Santa Lucia Mountains, dark and brooding, stand like a wall between the peaceful agricultural town of Salinas and the rough and tumble fishing port of Monterey, fifteen miles away. AND "1917 Monterey, just outside the city limits" See more »
Quotes Cal Trask: I've been jealous all my life. Jealous, I couldn't even stand it. Tonight, I even tried to buy your love, but now I don't want it anymore... I can't use it anymore. I don't want any kind of love anymore. It doesn't pay off.
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