Rebel Without a Cause

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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.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Writer: Stewart Stern (screen play), Irving Shulman (adaptation), Nicholas Ray (from a story by)
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: drama
Year: 1955
MetaScore: 89/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 24 Nov 1955
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.


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Jim Stark - James Dean
John 'Plato' Crawford - Sal Mineo
Frank Stark - Jim Backus
Mrs. Carol Stark - Ann Doran
Buzz Gunderson - Corey Allen
Judy's Father - William Hopper
Judy's Mother - Rochelle Hudson
Ray Fremick - Edward Platt
Crawford Family Maid - Marietta Canty
Mrs. Stark - Jim's Grandmother - Virginia Brissac
Helen - Beverly Long
Dr. Minton - Ian Wolfe
Crunch - Frank Mazzola
Cookie - Jack Simmons
Harry - Tom Bernard
Chick - Nick Adams
Police Officer - David Alpert
Police Chief - Paul Birch
Minor Role - Harold Bostwick
Desk Sergeant #2 - Paul Bryar
Police Officer - John Close
Police Desk Sergeant - Chuck Hamilton
Ambulance Attendant - Chuck Hicks
Little Boy - Skipper Huerta
Policewoman - Louise Lane
Desk Sergeant #1 - Nelson Leigh
Crunch's Father - David McMahon
Approaching Officer - Edward McNally
Hoodlum - Peter Miller
Schoolboy in Planetarium - Ralph Moratz
Monitor Admonishing Plato - Bruce Noonan
Officer at Police Station - House Peters Jr.
Teacher - Charles Postal
Man in Last Shot - Nicholas Ray
Attendant - Gus Schilling
Old Lady Teacher - Almira Sessions
Officer - Joel Smith
Police Detective - Bert Stevens
Planetarium Guide - Dick Wessel
Ed - Moose's Father - Robert B. Williams