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: Well, I don't think that I want to learn that way.
Mrs. Carol Stark: Well, it doesn't matter anyway, because we're moving.
Jim Stark: [Grabs his mother] You're not going to tear me loose again.
Frank Stark: Well, this is news to me! Just why are we moving?
Mrs. Carol Stark: Oh, do I have to spell it out.
Jim Stark: You are not going to use me as an excuse again!
Mrs. Carol Stark: I don't.
Jim Stark: Everytime you can't face yourself, you blame it on me!
Mrs. Carol Stark: That is not true!
Jim Stark: You say it's because of me, you say it's because of the neighborhood! You use every other phony excuse! Mom, I just... Once I want to do something right! And I don't want you to run away from me again! Dad.
Frank Stark: This is all going too fast for me, son.
Jim Stark: You better give me something. You better give me something fast.
Mrs. Carol Stark: Jimmy, you're very young. A foolish decision now could wreck you're whole life. In ten years, you'll never know this happened.
Jim Stark: Dad, answer her. Tell her. Ten years. Dad, let me hear you answer her. Dad.
[Mr. Stark sits quietly]
Jim Stark: Dad, stand up for me.
[Mr. Stark still sits quietly, he grabs his father and yanks him up]
Jim Stark: Stand up!
Jim Stark: You can wake up now, the universe has ended.
Jim Stark: If I had one day when I didn't have to be all confused and I didn't have to feel that I was ashamed of everything. If I felt that I belonged someplace. You know?
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For the knife fight between Jim (James Dean) and Buzz (Corey Allen), the actors used real switchblades and protected themselves by wearing chainmail under their vests.
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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