Rebel Without a Cause
First screened in Fall 1992 / Most recently screened in November 2007
Director: Nicholas Ray. Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Marietta Canty, William Hopper, Rochelle Hudson, Corey Allen, Dennis Hopper, Steffi Sidney, Edward Platt, Beverly Long, Ian Wolfe, Virginia Brissac, Paul Birch, Nelson Leigh, Chuck Hamilton. Screenplay: Stewart Stern and Irving Shulman.

Twitter Capsule: Occasionally stiff in its writing or messaging but story and actors still feel modern. Colors pack a punch.

VOR:   Still stands as a landmark of youth cinema and a constant point of reference for filmmakers in multiple genres. Ray fans tend to prefer other titles, but I'll take this one.

Photo © 1955 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. A–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor: James Dean
Best Supporting Actress: Natalie Wood
Best Supporting Actor: Sal Mineo

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Most Promising Newcomer (Female): Natalie Wood

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