East of Eden

East of Eden

Director: Elia Kazan Cast: Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey
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Overview

East of Eden

This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who plays Cal Trask, the "bad" son of taciturn WWI-era Salinas valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask (Raymond Massey). Although he means well, Cal can't stay out of trouble, nor is he able to match the esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Only Aron's girl friend Abra (Julie Harris) and kindly old Doctor Sam (Burl Ives) can see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. In an effort to win his father's love, Cal starts a side business with money secretly borrowed from his mother, Kate (Jo Van Fleet) -- whom his father had described as dead, to hide the fact that she was in fact a floozy, plying her illicit trade in a nearby town. When a bad crop threatens the family farm, Cal attempts to share his newfound gains with his father, and is rejected. In the explosive confrontation, Aron realizes his father's duplicity about his mother, and that things will never be the same.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2013
UPC: 0883929280360
Original Release: 1955
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 6,714

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Richard Schickel; Theatrical trailer; Disc 2; Forever James Dean documentary; Featurette: East of Eden: Art in search of life; 1955 New York City premiere; Actor's screen tests; Wardrobe tests; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Harris Abra
James Dean Cal Trask
Raymond Massey Adam Trask
Burl Ives Sam, the Sheriff
Dick Davalos Aron Trask
Jo Van Fleet Kate
Albert Dekker Will Hamilton
Lois Smith Ann
Harold Gordon Mr. Albrecht
Timothy Carey Joe
Mario Siletti Piscora
Lonny Chapman Roy
Nick Dennis Rantani
Harry Cording Actor
Jonathan Haze Piscora's Son
Frank Mazzola Student
Barbara Baxley Nurse

Technical Credits
Elia Kazan Director,Producer
Don Alvarado Asst. Director
James Basevi Art Director
Gordon Bau Makeup
Malcolm C. Bert Art Director
George James Hopkins Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Horace Hough Asst. Director
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Stan Jones Sound/Sound Designer
Owen Marks Editor
Ted D. McCord Cinematographer
Paul Osborn Screenwriter
Leonard Rosenman Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- East of Eden: Movie
1. Overture [3:00]
2. Credits and Foreword [1:48]
3. Kate's Follower [6:10]
4. Not Interested [4:54]
5. The Icehouse [3:06]
6. Talk to Me, Father [5:51]
7. Kate's Place [4:02]
8. Talk to Me, Mother [2:06]
9. Parental Backstory [5:26]
10. The Lettuce Fields [8:29]
11. Hard Lessons [4:10]
12. Full of Beans [3:36]
13. Business Proposition [6:44]
14. "He Tried to Hold Me!" [4:11]
15. Enlistment Parade [3:05]
16. Warring and Waiting [2:32]
17. The Carnival [3:55]
18. Ferris Wheel Confession [4:03]
19. Anti-German Hysteria [3:59]
20. Brothers at Odds [3:21]
21. Caller in the Night [4:26]
22. Birthday Presents [7:24]
23. Look at the Truth [3:14]
24. Hello to Your Mother [2:00]
25. No More Forgiveness [2:46]
26. Aron's Farewell [1:36]
27. Prognosis [2:17]
28. Abra's Plea [4:03]
29. Take Care Of Me [5:08]
Disc #2 -- East of Eden: Special Features
1. American Rebel [1:18]
2. Hollywood Immortals [1:43]
3. Remembrances [1:41]
4. Phoenomenon [4:24]
5. Early Life [5:39]
6. William Bast [5:24]
7. Early Gigs [1:40]
8. See the Jaguar, the Immoralist [1:06]
9. Winning the role of Cal [:37]
10. East of Eden: Julie Harris [5:36]
11. Romance [5:03]
12. Fame; Kenneth Kendall [3:31]
13. Rebel Without a Cause [4:28]
14. Infatuation with Speed [1:59]
15. Giant [2:56]
16. Lariat Tale; "Last Supper" [2:17]
17. September 30, 1955 [3:09]
18. No More Jimmy [1:24]
19. Rumors and Ransacking [1:49]
20. Lonely No More [1:41]
21. End Credits [2:12]

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