Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Poster: Rebel Without a Cause
Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and Dennis Hopper

Oh, to be young and on the fringe. Dean first made it cool in this classic melodrama about alienation and set the tone for every teen angst-fest thereafter. With its rich hues, distinguished Method acting and evocative cinematography, the film easily earns a place among America's most important cinematic milestones.

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