East of Eden [Blu-ray]

East of Eden [Blu-ray]

 Cast: James Dean
James Dean
, Julie Harris
Julie Harris
, Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
, Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
, Burl Ives
Burl Ives
East of Eden [Blu-ray]

East of Eden [Blu-ray]

 Cast: James Dean
James Dean
, Julie Harris
Julie Harris
, Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
, Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
, Burl Ives
Burl Ives


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This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who plays Cal Trask, the "bad" son of taciturn WWI-era Salinas valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask (Raymond Massey). Although he means well, Cal can't stay out of trouble, nor is he able to match the esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Only Aron's girl friend Abra (Julie Harris) and kindly old Doctor Sam (Burl Ives) can see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. In an effort to win his father's love, Cal starts a side business with money secretly borrowed from his mother, Kate (Jo Van Fleet) -- whom his father had described as dead, to hide the fact that she was in fact a floozy, plying her illicit trade in a nearby town. When a bad crop threatens the family farm, Cal attempts to share his newfound gains with his father, and is rejected. In the explosive confrontation, Aron realizes his father's duplicity about his mother, and that things will never be the same.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2014
UPC: 0883929280377
Original Release: 1955
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Language: English
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 17,590

Special Features

Commentary by Richard Schickel; Forever James Dean documentary; Featurette: East of Eden: Art in Search of Life; 1955 New York City premiere; Actors' screen tests; Wardrobe tests; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Dean Cal Trask
Julie Harris Abra
Jo Van Fleet Kate
Raymond Massey Adam Trask
Burl Ives Sam
Albert Dekker Will
Richard Davalos Aron Trask
Harold Gordon Mr. Albrecht
Timothy Carey Joe
Mario Siletti Piscora
Lonny Chapman Roy
Nick Dennis Rantani
Richard Garrick Dr. Edwards
Lois Smith Ann
Bette Treadville Madam
Barbara Baxley Nurse
Tex Mooney Bartender
Loretta Rush Card Dealer
Harry Cording Bouncer
Bill Phillips Coalman
Jonathan Haze Piscora's Son
John George Photographer
Earle Hodgins Shooting Gallery Attendant
C. Ramsay Hill English Officer
Edward McNally Soldier
Jack Carr Carnival Person
Roger Creed Carnival Person
Effie Laird Carnival Person
Wheaton Chambers Carnival Person
Ed Clark Carnival Person,Draft Board Member
Al Ferguson Carnival Person
Franklyn Farnum Carnival Person
Rose Plummer Carnival Person
Abdullah Abbas Townsman at Carnival
Rose Allen Townswoman at Carnival
John Beradino Coalman at Lettuce Field
Nora Bush Townswoman at Carnival
George Church Townsman at Carnival
Bryn Davis Townswoman at Carnival
Ray Dawe Workman
Anna Dewey Townswoman at Carnival
Lester Dorr City Official at Parade
Frank Mazzola Student
Leonard Rosenman Composer

Technical Credits
Elia Kazan Director,Producer
Paul Osborn Screenwriter
Mushy Callahan Stunts
Stanley Jones Sound Effects
John Steinbeck Screenwriter
Stan Jones Sound/Sound Designer
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