East of Eden: Special Edition

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East of Eden: Special Edition

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Director:
Elia Kazan
Released:
1955
Rating:
PG
East of Eden: Special Edition is the 1955 classic drama adapting the legendary novel by John Steinbeck, directed by iconic filmmaker Eli Kaza (On the Waterfront). The film is the story of two brothers, Cal (the legendary James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause) and Aron (Richard Davalos, Cool Hand Luke, Kelly's Heroes, Something Wicked This Way Comes) Trask, growing up in Salinas, California during the first World War. They live with their father Adam (Raymond Massey, Arsenic and Old Lace, Things to Come) and seem to be constantly vying for his attention--and unfortunately, Aron seems to get most of it, despite Cal's attempts. When Cal finds his mother, that the brothers were led to believe was dead, and learns the truth about her, he begins to understand better why this might be. The sibling rivalry and parental relationships go back and forth for quite some time until it all reaches an unfortunate end.
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