East of Eden

Dir: Elia Kazan | 1955 | USA | 115 minutes | Language: English

Starring: James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Richard Davalos, Jo Van Fleet

'brilliant' The New York Times

Director Elia Kazan's screen version of John Steinbeck's epic novel features James Dean in his first starring role as a moody and embittered young man who is frustrated at every turn. Competing for his father's affection, and struggling to relate to his estranged mother, he competes with his brother in a modern Cain and Abel story.