Rebel Without a Cause

N.p. N.p., Circa 1955. Vintage photograph of actor James Dean on the set of the 1955 film, signing a fan's heavily autographed leather jacket, with actress Natalie Wood looking on.

Nicholas Ray's searing study of juvenile delinquency, generational divide, and moral decay in suburban America, loosely based on Robert Lindner's 1944 book "Rebel Without a Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath." Released less than a month after Dean's death, the film was an enormous success for Warner Brothers and catapulted Dean to icon status, equaling that of Marlon Brando at the time (who was originally intended for the role).

Winner of three Academy Awards for Best Actress for Natalie Wood, Best Writing for Ray and Best Supporting Actor for Sal Mineo.

Set and shot on location in Los Angeles.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus overall.

National Film Registry. Ebert III. Godard, Histoire(s) du cinema. Rosenbaum 1000.

[Book #153880]