East of Eden

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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.

Director: Elia Kazan
Writer: John Steinbeck (novel), Paul Osborn (screen play)
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: drama
Year: 1955
MetaScore: 72/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 10 Apr 1955
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations.


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Cal Trask - James Dean
Adam Trask - Raymond Massey
Sam - the Sheriff - Burl Ives
Aron Trask - Richard Davalos
Will Hamilton - Albert Dekker
Anne - Lois Smith
Gustav Albrecht - Harold Gordon
Rantani - Nick Dennis
Townsman at Carnival - Abdullah Abbas
Townswoman at Carnival - Rose Allen
Prisoner - José Arias
Townsman - Frank Baker
Coalman at Lettuce Field - John Beradino
Townsman at Carnival - Joe Brooks
Townswoman at Carnival - Nora Bush
Charlie - Townsman at Carnival - Jack Carr
Townsman at Carnival - Wheaton Chambers
Roy Turner - Automobile Mechanic - Lonny Chapman
Townsman at Carnival - George Church
Draft Board Member - Edward Clark
Bouncer - Harry Cording
Townsman at Carnival - Roger Creed
Townswoman at Carnival - Bryn Davis
Workman - Ray Dawe
Townswoman at Carnival - Anna Dewey
City Official at Parade - Lester Dorr
Townsman at Carnival - Joe Dougherty
Student - Darren Dublin
Townsman at Carnival - Franklyn Farnum
Townsman at Carnival - Al Ferguson
Student - Cliff Fields
Townsman at Carnival - Lloyd Ford
Man at Boxcar - Robert Foulk
Student - Nick Franke
Townsman at Carnival - Robert Gardett
Dr. Edwards - Richard Garrick
Townsman at Carnival - John George
Townsman at Carnival - Leonard George
Undetermined Role - Ruth Gillis
Mexican Girl - Lydia Guerrero
City Official at Parade - John Halloran
Official at Parade - Sam Harris
Piscora's Son - Jonathan Haze
English Officer - Ramsay Hill
Shooting Gallery Concessionaire - Earle Hodgins
Townsman - Tex Holden
Student - Diane Howe
City Official at Parade - Charles Anthony Hughes
Student - Gail Kobe
Townswoman at Carnival - Effie Laird
Townsman at Carnival - Billy Mahan
Trailer Narrator (voice) - Lou Marcelle
Townsman at Carnival - Mike Marienthal
Student - Frank Mazzola
Deputy Sheriff - Philo McCullough
Soldier - Edward McNally
Student - Ken Miller
Bartender - Tex Mooney
Soldier on Train - Ralph Moratz
Student - Robert Morris
Townsman at Carnival - Paul Nichols
Townsman - Artie Ortego
Lettuce Truck Worker - Gil Perkins
Coalman at Lettuce Fields / Man at Exercise Class - William 'Bill' Phillips
Rose - Townswoman at Carnival - Rose Plumer
Student - Patricia Prest
Prisoner - Julian Rivero
Student - Mickey Roth
Helper at Boxcar - Henry Rowland
Card Dealer - Loretta Rush
Townsman - Scott Seaton
Townsman - Sammy Shack
Milk Bottle Concessionaire at Carnival - Charles Sherlock
Mr. Piscora - Mario Siletti
City Official at Parade - Hal Taggart
Townsman at Carnival - Sid Troy
Townsman in Parade / Townsman at Carnival - Sailor Vincent
Workman - Max Wagner
Townswoman at Carnival - Lillian West
Townsman at Carnival - Chalky Williams