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East Of EdenCal (James Dean) and Aron (Richard Davalos) are the sons of a modestly successful farmer and wartime draft board chairman. Cal is moody and embittered by his belief that his father favors Aron. Although both Cal and Aron had long been led to believe that their mother had died 'and gone to heaven,' the opening scene reveals Cal has apparently learned that his mother is still alive, owning and running a successful brothel in nearby Monterey.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 115 minQuality: SDRelease: 1955IMDb: 7.9
Actors of "East Of Eden"
Characters of "East Of Eden"
Directors of "East Of Eden"Elia KazanBirthdate: 7 September 1909, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey]
Creators of "East Of Eden"John SteinbeckBirthdate: 27 February 1902, Salinas, California, USAPaul OsbornBirthdate: 4 September 1901, Evansville, Indiana, USA
Critic Reviews of "East Of Eden"Chicago ReaderNovember 01, 2007
John Steinbeck's painful biblical allegory -- Genesis replayed in Monterey, California, circa 1917 -- is more palatable on the screen, thanks to the down-to-earth performances of James Dean as Cal/Cain and Richard Davalos as Aron/Abel.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
It's a film of great performances, atmospheric photography, and a sure sense of period and place.Los Angeles TimesDecember 06, 2005
Not only one of Kazan's richest films and Dean's first significant role, it is also arguably the actor's best performance.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
In short, there is energy and intensity but little clarity and emotion in this film. It is like a great, green iceberg: mammoth and imposing but very cold.Classic Film and TelevisionNovember 28, 2015
Rich historical detail and good visuals make interesting film.Total FilmApril 14, 2014
Catches fire in the clashes between Dean (as the bad brother) and Raymond Massey as his stiff-necked dad.Film Freak CentralMay 11, 2011
a reaction to our plutocracy's values and a further case for Dean as the sainted figure of rebellion that would fuel the generational schism of the '60s.Turner Classic Movies OnlineJanuary 29, 2009
East of Eden is set in 1917 but [James] Dean feels completely modern and contemporary, a boy not quite comfortable in his body.Video-Reviewmaster.comMarch 20, 2008
Fine James Dean vehicle, one of few that put him into immortality.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsDecember 02, 2007
Kazan had the bad sense to leave out the best parts from the lengthy book.Atlantic City WeeklyFebruary 17, 2006
James Dean's finest performance
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