East Of Eden
Stars: Richard Davalos, Burl Ives, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey, Lois Smith, James Dean
Director: Elia Kazan
Duration: 115 mins
Cal (James Dean) and Aron (Richard Davalos) are the sons of a modestly successful farmer and wartime draft board chairman. Cal is moody and embittered by his belief that his father favors Aron. Although both Cal and Aron had long been led to believe that their mother had died "and gone to heaven," the opening scene reveals Cal has apparently learned that his mother is still alive, owning and running a successful brothel in nearby Monterey.