Rebel Without a Cause (1955) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by David Weisbart.
Rebel Without a Cause was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.
Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Sal Mineo||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Natalie Wood||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Nicholas Ray||Nominated|
"Rebel Without A Cause"By Jeremy Carr on Dec 10, 2013 From Studies in Cinema
That Rebel Without a Cause was such a success upon its initial 1955 release, and that it still stands as a hugely influential classic of American cinema, is not just a result of James Dean’s most iconic performance, nor is it simply the outcome of director Nicholas Ray’s talents. Why... Read full article
Old Hollywood Book Reviews: Live Fast, Die Young – The Wild Ride of Making Rebel Without a CauseBy Kristen on Aug 13, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film
I don’t often praise books right out the gate but you should go out and buy today’s book. ?Live Fast, Die Young: The Wild Ride of Making Rebel Without a Cause is one of the most comprehensive books I’ve read not only detailing the making of a film, but discussing the film’s r... Read full article
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) @ the ParkBy Google profile on Aug 10, 2009 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog
About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. On Thursday, I went to go see Rebel Without a Cause (1955) outdoors on the big(ish) screen. The film was screened at Nathan Tufts Park in Somerville, MA and it was part of the town's Somer... Read full article
Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray)on Jan 27, 2009 From The Stop Button
For a film with pioneering use of widescreen composition–the shot with the cars moving past Natalie Wood–and one of the better film performances (James Dean), Rebel Without a Cause is a curious failure. It’s loaded with content–there’s the stuff with Dean and his parent... Read full article
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Jim Stark: I don't know; it is for me, too.
Judy: I love you, Jim. I really mean it.
Jim Stark: Well, I'm glad.
[Looking up at stars in a planetarium]
Jim Stark: Once you been up there you know you've been someplace.
Buzz Gunderson: What's that?
Judy: That's a new disease.
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Natalie Wood was first considered too naive and wholesome for the role of Judy. She began changing her looks and eventually attracted the notice of director Nicholas Ray, who began an affair with her but still would not guarantee her the part, though he eventually relented. Both Ray and Wood later claimed that he changed his mind after she was in a car accident with Dennis Hopper and someone in the hospital called her a "goddamn juvenile delinquent".
Margaret O'Brien tested for the role of Judy but was rejected by Nicholas Ray after he described her answers to his probing questions as "too pat". Jayne Mansfield also tested but Ray declined to film her audition, considering her 'an hallucination' from the Warners casting department.
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