Rebel Without a Cause 1955 Film | James Dean



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Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun, La Fureur de vivre, Fúria de Viver


About the Rebel Without a Cause Movie


Directed by Nicholas Ray

Produced by David Weisbart

Screenplay by Stewart Stern

Story by Nicholas Ray

Adaptation: Irving Shulman

Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen, William Hopper

Music by Leonard Rosenman

Cinematography: Ernest Haller

Edited by William H. Ziegler

Production company: Warner Bros.

Distributed by Warner Bros.

Release date: October 26, 1955

Running time: 111 minutes

Budget: $1.5 million

Box office: $4.5 million (US rentals)


Rebel Without a Cause Plot from IMDb: “A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.”


Awards and Nominations:

1990 National Film Registry

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: Sal Mineo

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: Natalie Wood

Academy Award for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story: Nicholas Ray

BAFTA Award for Best Film

BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor: James Dean

American Film Institute recognition

1998 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies #59

2005 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes "You're tearing me apart!" Nominated

Empire magazine recognition


Rebel Without a Cause Cast and Characters:

James Dean Jim Stark

Natalie Wood Judy

Sal Mineo John 'Plato' Crawford

Jim Backus Frank Stark

Ann Doran Mrs. Carol Stark

Corey Allen Buzz Gunderson

William Hopper Judy's Father

Rochelle Hudson Judy's Mother

Dennis Hopper Goon

Edward Platt Ray Fremick

Steffi Sidney Mil

Marietta Canty Crawford Family Maid

Virginia Brissac Mrs. Stark - Jim's Grandmother

Beverly Long Helen

Ian Wolfe Dr. Minton

Frank Mazzola Crunch

Robert Foulk Gene

Jack Simmons Cookie

Tom Bernard Harry

Nick Adams Chick

Jack Grinnage Moose

Clifford Morris Cliff

Dorothy Abbott Nurse

David Alpert Police Officer

Jimmy Baird Beau

Paul Birch Police Chief

Harold Bostwick Minor Role

Paul Bryar Desk Sergeant #2

John Close Police Officer

Chuck Hamilton Police Desk Sergeant

Chuck Hicks Ambulance Attendant

Skipper Huerta Little Boy

Louise Lane Policewoman

Nelson Leigh Desk Sergeant #1

David McMahon Crunch's Father

Edward McNally Approaching Officer

Peter Miller Hoodlum

Ralph Moratz Schoolboy in Planetarium

Bruce Noonan Monitor Admonishing Plato

House Peters Jr. Officer at Police Station

Stephanie Pond-Smith Girl

Charles Postal Teacher

Nicholas Ray Man in Last Shot

Gus Schilling Attendant

Almira Sessions Old Lady Teacher

Joel Smith Officer

Bert Stevens Police Detective

Dick Wessel Planetarium Guide

Robert B. Williams Ed - Moose's Father


Produced by David Weisbart

Music by Leonard Rosenman

Cinematography by Ernest Haller

Film Editing by William H. Ziegler, James Moore

Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert

Art Direction by Malcolm C. Bert

Set Decoration by William Wallace

Costume Design by Moss Mabry