Video Release: September 4, 2007
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Warner Home Video
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 111 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
The classic film about alienated and rebellious youth that made James Dean an indelible icon. "Rebel without a Cause" focuses on a teenage social outcast searching for his identity. His dysfunctional parents (a milquetoast father and a cantankerous mom) can't help him and he shuns any form of authority. The young man only finds solace in the company of two fellow teenage misfits, but even they aren't able to prevent tragedy from befalling this reckless and uncontrollable anti-hero.
The age-old theme of teenage violence and delinquency is given distinctive insight by the well-cast Dean-Wood-Mineo trio. Perhaps the best teen-age drama of the 1950'S. Academy Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actor--Sal Mineo, Best Supporting Actress--Natalie Wood, Best Motion Picture Story.
Shot in CinemaScope. Released theatrically in the USA October 1955. "Rebel Without a Cause" marked Dennis Hopper's film acting debut. The film was originally to be shot in black and white. But after Jack Warner viewed the dailies from the first three days of shooting, he decided the film should be in color. Warner Bros. Classics' video reissue of "Rebel without a Cause" includes additional footage, the letterbox trailer for the film, and two episodes of "Behind the Cameras," hosted by Gig Young, featuring interviews with the film's cast and producer. ("Behind the Cameras" was a segment of the 1955-1956 ABC Television Network series "Warner Brothers Presents.") One of the extra scenes includes the only film footage ever taken of James Dean wearing glasses. Also included is an alternate ending for the movie. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.