- Director: Elia Kazan
- Writer: John Steinbeck; Paul Osborn
- Producer: Elia Kazan
Dean was truly an intense actor - playing the angst-ridden teen perfectly.
He was both bankable and watchable...few actors can boast such characteristics.
This is a beautiful movie - made as if it were important - and, it most definitely was...even now.
In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to estranged mother.