Rebel Without a Cause - Special Edition (1955)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
James Dean Jim Stark
Natalie Wood Judy
Sal Mineo John 'Plato' Crawford
Jim Backus Frank Stark
Ann Doran Mrs. 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 Plato's Nurse
Virginia Brissac Mrs. Stark
Beverly Long Helen
Ian Wolfe Dr. Minton (lecturer at planetarium)
Frank Mazzola Crunch
Robert Foulk Gene
Jack Simmons Cookie
Tom Bernard Harry
Nick Adams Chick
Jack Grinnage Moose
Clifford Morris Cliff
Dorothy Abbott Nurse (uncredited)
Jimmy Baird Beau (Judy's little brother) (uncredited)
Paul Birch Police Chief (uncredited)
Paul Bryar Desk sergeant #2 (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks (uncredited)
Louise Lane Policewoman (uncredited)
Nelson Leigh Desk sergeant #1 (uncredited)
David McMahon Crunch's father (uncredited)
Peter Miller Hoodlum (uncredited)
Bruce Noonan Monitor admonishing Plato (uncredited)
House Peters Jr. Officer at police station (uncredited)
Stephanie Pond-Smith Girl (uncredited)
Nicholas Ray Man in last shot (uncredited)
Gus Schilling Attendant (uncredited)
Almira Sessions Old lady teacher (uncredited)
Dick Wessel Planetarium guide (uncredited)
Robert Williams Ed (Moose's father) (uncredited)
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Nicholas Ray
Producer David Weisbart
Writer Nicholas Ray; Irving Shulman; Stewart Stern
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 111 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
When people think of James Dean, they probably think first of the troubled teen from Rebel Without a Cause: nervous, volatile, soulful, a kid lost in a world that does not understand him. Made between his only other starring roles, in East of Eden and Giant, Rebel sums up the jangly, alienated image of Dean, but also happens to be one of the key films of the 1950s. Director Nicholas Ray takes a strikingly sympathetic look at the teenagers standing outside the white-picket-fence '50s dream of America: juvenile delinquent (that's what they called them then) Jim Stark (Dean), fast girl Judy (Natalie Wood), lost boy Plato (Sal Mineo), slick hot-rodder Buzz (Corey Allen). At the time, it was unusual for a movie to endorse the point of view of teenagers, but Ray and screenwriter Stewart Stern captured the youthful angst that was erupting at the same time in rock & roll. Dean is heartbreaking, following the method acting style of Marlon Brando but staking out a nakedly emotional honesty of his own. Going too fast, in every way, he was killed in a car crash on September 30, 1955, a month before Rebel opened. He was no longer an actor, but an icon, and Rebel is a lasting monument. --Robert Horton
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 127
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 085391406921
Chapters 35
Release Date 1999
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Black & White Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database