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Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | | Drama | 29 October 1955 (USA)
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jim Stark
... Judy
... John 'Plato' Crawford
... Frank Stark
... Mrs. Carol Stark
... Buzz Gunderson
... Judy's Father
... Judy's Mother
... Goon
... Ray Fremick
Steffi Sidney ... Mil
... Crawford Family Maid
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Stark - Jim's Grandmother
Beverly Long ... Helen
... Dr. Minton
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Jim Stark is the new kid in town. He has been in trouble elsewhere; that's why his family has had to move before. Here he hopes to find the love he doesn't get from his middle-class family. Though he finds some of this in his relation with Judy, and a form of it in both Plato's adulation and Ray's real concern for him, Jim must still prove himself to his peers in switchblade knife fights and "chickie" games in which cars race toward a seaside cliff. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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29 October 1955 (USA)  »

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Rebelde sin causa  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The switchblade that James Dean used in the fight scene at Griffith Observatory was offered at auction on September 30, 2015, by Profiles in History with an estimated value of $12,000-$15,000, with a winning bid of $12,000. Also offered at the same auction were production photographs and a final shooting script dated August 17, 1955, for a behind-the-scenes television promotional film titled "Behind the Cameras: Rebel Without a Cause" hosted by Gig Young and that had scripted interviews and staged footage by the cast and crew (the script sold for $225). See more »

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When Jim gets out of bed after talking to his father he is wearing the pants he had on at school, moments later before leaving the room he is magically wearing bluejeans. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
First police officer: Get up, get up. Mixed up in that beating on 12th street, huh?
Second police officer: No. Plain drunkenness.
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Ride of the Valkyries
(1856) (uncredited)
from "Die Walküre"
Music by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Jim in the police station
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Hardly could have been worse
19 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Rebel Without a Cause is incredibly weak on every level, and the little that's offered is so absurd and incoherent it would destabilize the most tolerant.

Whether it is the plot itself, uninteresting because almost non-existent, or the characters you are told nothing about and who are even a bit creepy in their behaviours, everything just stays superficial in this scenario which, as often happened in those days, tried to mix different genres but never went deeper on any of them, the most blatant example being the rushed and totally unbelievable love story between Jim and Judy.

The content hardly could have been worse and unfortunately the form doesn't compensate for, the direction is clearly poor, the editing and soundtrack don't match the action.


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