Rebel Without a Cause

James Dean (starring)
Nicholas Ray (director)
Robert Lindner (book)
Stewart Stern, Irving Shulman (screenwriters)
Natalie Wood, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1955. Vintage hand-tinted color studio still photograph from the 1955 film. With censorship stamp on the verso.

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, including Best Actress for Natalie Wood, Best Screenplay for Ray, and Best Supporting Actor for Sal Mineo.

Set and shot on location in Los Angeles.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, with toning and pinholes at the corners.

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


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